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Sharing the Intense Experience - VOW attends UNCSW60

April 19, 2016

Over 20 women from Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) in March along with 4000 other NGOs from around the world - all ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. On Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm at Friend’s House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto, several of the VOW delegates will report on their experiences - stepping up optimistically to new UN Goals and to old obstacles and opposition.

VOW women met with Giles Norman at the Canadian Mission to discuss their 12 Peace Priorities.

Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For 55 years, VOW has tirelessly advocated for a world without war.

VOW is one of the non-governmental organizations (NGO) cited by UNESCO’s standing committee in the working group report entitled “The Contribution of Women to the Culture of Peace”. An accredited NGO to the United Nations, affiliated to the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), VOW was the Canadian lead group for peace at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Members have been active in follow-up activities, including writing the chapter,”Women and Peace” in Take Action for Equality, Development and Peace.

We are a part of a growing and select number of NGOs that provide women the opportunity to appeal to national government and international diplomats, attend conferences at the United Nations including the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to write and present briefs and statements to political heads of state and nations worldwide on women and peace issues. We readily respond to calls for guidance and research on peace and women’s issues locally, nationally, and internationally. VOW is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that values women in all their diversities.

For more information contact:
Sandra Ruch
National Coordinator
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Phone: 14166037915
Cell: 4167164010

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