Humanity: Picture It!’
Monday 23rd March, 6pm - 8pm, Committee Room No. 4 House of Lords
Hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma:
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Baroness Garden of Frognal (Whip's Office)
Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Minister for Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
Baroness Newlove of Warrington, The Victims Commissioner
Ms Kate Anolue, Former Mayor of Enfield
Brita Schmidt, Women for Women International Exec. Director
Asmaa Soliman, PhD Student, UCL, London. Member of Youth UPF
Tally Koren to sing her new single 'Free Will'
The Universal Peace Federation would like to invite you to our annual commemoration of International Women's Day 2015. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It.” The Universal Peace Federation honours International Women’s Day by holding an annual event to address the inclusion and equality of Women, protection and education of Girls and encouraging the leadership qualities of young adult females in the modern world.
Imagine a world where a female, no matter her age, can participate in politics, receive an education, have her own income, and dress and speak with no fear of discrimination or violence. Imagine a world of equality and acceptance. The greatest achievements, accomplishments, studies, movements, amongst others all began with the start of an idea. It was the dedication and free will of the individual and/or groups to spread their ideas that make it into reality. They made it happen.
This year’s International Women’s Day will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, signed 20 years ago by 189 governments that set an agenda for realising the importance of women’s rights. What an amazing moment in history that was! However, despite having there been much progress, achievements noticed and, mostly appreciated; sadly, very serious gaps still
remain. Not least MDGs regarding women and girls were not fulfilled by the target of this year, 15 years on. Since the big step in Bejing, 20 years ago, technology has advanced; the
internet being readily available has made it possible for people to communicate on an international level without being limited. There is a call for action to address the issues of women’s
rights, the call to make it happen.
Kindly RSVP if you are able attend this event. Places are limited. We are looking forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a veryTopics that have been covered in the past include domestic abuse, trafficking, highlighting women’s political and economic participation,
meaningful event.stopping violence against women. This year brings an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, honour, express opinions and stories, and take action through the power of free will. We will
have women of all backgrounds and ages and young speakers will give their opinion on the topic and some will help us explore the power of social media in highlighting and disseminating information regarding empowering women. On this occasion we would like to invite parliamentarians women leaders as well hear from young adult ladies to bring their perspective on Empowerment of women!
Margaret Keverian Ali: Director, UPF-UK 07723024750
Joyce Suda: Director UPF - UK 07903311052
Robin Marsh: Secretary General, UPF 07956210768
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