UN Women E-Discussion with Young Africans
Call for participation in UN-Women E-Discussion with Young Africans
From 15 to 20 March 2011
This series of online discussions and interactive is an unprecedented opportunity for young African women to have their voices and aspirations laid and represented the highest levels of the United Nations.
Newly established UN WOMEN (UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women) is currently setting its agenda and define its strategic direction for women worldwide. It is within this context that young African women in particular and African youth in general are invited to join this historic process that will enable them eventually to see their realities, ideas and priorities reflected in this first strategic plan. UN-WOMEN Africa and Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa invite children of all African countries to contribute and give us their thoughts during this interactive online discussion will run from 15 to 26 March 2011.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
You can participate by email, facebook or twitter. To join the discussion:
Email: To join the mailing list, simply send an email to:
Twitter: Twittezfirstname.lastname@example.org / moremiAfrica
Facebook: Join the discussion Facebook@ www.facebook.com/MoremiAfrica
OBJECTIVES OF THE CHAT:
The online discussion is a mechanism for young African leaders, practitioners and stakeholder groups to engage in dialogue with regional and continental scale around specific issues that will be developed in the Strategic Action Plan for UN-WOMEN.
The discussion will allow you to share your ideas on three central questions:
• What are the priority challenges affecting young African women who should be a priority area of action also for the newly reformed UN-WOMEN.
• How UN-WOMEN Can motivate and engage young African women and their organizations to effectively increase their potential and advance their social, political and economic?
• What are the new entry points, strategic actions and pioneering ideas that UN-WOMEN should be taken forward in Africa and worldwide?
• To go further in thinking about the question above, thank you for making us your suggestions, new ideas (innovative) and questions.
These consultations are part of the overall strategy of the UN WOMEN who seeks to maintain a constant dialogue with young people in Africa to ensure the inclusion of their voices and aspirations in formulating priorities, policies and programs UN WOMEN. The young women selected to attend the recent 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN headquarters marked the beginning of our involvement in this process. We are now expanding to include dialogue and to engage more young women. Input and recommendations collected through this discussion will be submitted to the Working Group responsible for drafting the Strategic Plan of the UN Women.
To make the dialogue and rewarding for all interactive, invite other African youth, especially young women to join the discussion via email, facebook or twitter: Every vote counts.
ABOUT THE UN WOMEN
UN Women is the UN organization for gender equality and empower women. As world champion the cause of women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress in addressing their needs in the world.
The vision of UN Women is a world where men and women enjoyed equal access to opportunities and capacity in which s principles of gender equality are an integral part of development agendas, peace and security.
To learn more about UN WOMEN, see: www.unwomen.org
ABOUT Moremi INITIATIVE
Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa is a nonprofit organization based in Ghana, Nigeria and the United States acting in Africa. Founded in 2004, Moremi Initiative's mission is to engage, inspire and equip girls and young women to become the next generation of leading activists, political, and social entrepreneur-es Officers of change: leaders who can transform the institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination against women.
To learn more about Moremi, see: www.moremiinitiative.org