Send Stories to be Heard at Beijing +25.

Tamarack Verrall
Posted August 19, 2020 from Canada

This is an opportunity to make our work, our priorities, the world we envision, to be known and heard at this upcoming global conference on the status of women. It has been 25 years since this conference has convened. Now is the time for the voices of World Pulse Sisters to be heard. We have until the end of August to submit stories to the women of the United Nations who are working to bring our news forward. 

https://mailchi.mp/ngocsw.org/follow-up-imagine-a-post-covid-19-city-wit...

There is also a unique invitation to take part in a number of conversations with UN women during August and September many issues. We have the opportunity to reinforce with these women who will attend the Beijing+25 convention that we are here working together on so many fronts, to protect and empower women and girls, and to reinforce the priorities for action by our Governments who, as members of the UN have committed to Human Rights, and continue to fall short in ending violence toward and suppression of women and girls despite promises made long ago. It is a chance to let the UN women know how strong and determined we are, and how we are now facing and addressing the added burdens that Covid has brought, with little recognition that it is women who are doing most of the unpaid work to keep us all fed, safe and alive.

https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=eb520eecfe82a5bf0d814ea1f&id=67bb34e544

The first global conference by and about women was held in Mexico in 1975. It gave us all strength that declarations were made to create a global society that was respectful of women. In retrospect it is telling, how promises are still not kept by the UN as a whole. But we continue, and we are making such progress together now.

Here is more information on these conferences:

https://www.unwomen.org/en/how-we-work/intergovernmental-support/world-c...

We can hope that our UN sisters will create a new wave of strength, that we are not waiting another 25, 50, 100 years, millennium, for violence to end. Violence against women and girls, violence through the many ongoing wars, violence toward our planet. 

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Jill Langhus
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hello Dearest Tam,

How are you? This sounds like an interesting opportunity. I was wondering who I could share this with, but I couldn't think of anyone:-( Thanks for sharing, though. I hope you're doing well, and having a great week!

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hi dear Sis,
I believe this is an opportunity for many of our World Pulse sisters put on record collectively for this upcoming conference, all of what needs to be on the agenda, all of what needs to be listed as priority for the safety and freedom of women globally, and toward the world that we know is possible, with the leadership of women dedicated to this world of peace, and an end to suppression, violence, captivity and poverty.

Jill Langhus
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hello:-)

Oh, okay. I read it as how UN Women has impacted women and couldn't think of anyone specific to that. Thanks for clarifying!

Andrace
Aug 19
Aug 19

Thank you for asking too, Jill. :)

Jill Langhus
Aug 21
Aug 21

You're welcome, dear! XX

Andrace
Aug 19
Aug 19

Thank you for sharing this great opportunity and for the further explanation, Tamarack. :)
Kind regards.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hi Emi,
Thanks for reading this. Imagine if many of us write in to have all of the work that we are doing, and all we know needs to be done, gets recorded as part of this upcoming global conference.

Manasa Ram Raj
Aug 19
Aug 19

This is fantastic, Tam! Thank you for this.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Thanks Manasa,
I thought so, too. I just added another link that invites direct discussions with UN women who will be attending the Beijing+25 convention. I remember the great power spin-off from the convention 25 years ago, and how the earlier ones lit a torch for the developing of women's organizations in many countries.

Hello, Tam,

Thanks for sharing this call for stories. The deadline is on August 30. There are around 10 days to submit entries.

There's no harm in trying. We may not get our stories published, but at least they will be able to read about what we have to say. If they publish it, then better!

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Hi Karen,
Thanks for the encouraging words. With the tight dateline it may be hard for sisters to respond, but the invitation for more grassroots connecting is a hopeful sign that we can find ways for the UN women to be in closer touch with us here.

You're welcome, Tam. Marie Abanga might submit one. I hope to beat the deadline, too. :)
That's a hopeful sign indeed. Thank you, Tam!