International Day of Elder Persons

GWI concludes its “Connecting Across Generations” series 
With the “International Day of Peace: Celebrations Across Generations” webinar taking place on Saturday, 18 September, GWI has concluded its four-part “Connecting Across Generations” webinar series which was organised by GWI’s own Young Member Network. This final webinar focused on the concept of peace and the significant role education plays in peace processes, in honor of the International Day of Peace on Tuesday, 21 September. The webinar concluded with the lighting of the GWI lamp, after which attendees were given the opportunity to share a brief statement about what peace means to them. GWI would like to thank all those who contributed to this final discussion as well as all those who were in attendance. You can find the recording of the webinar HEREYoung Member Network President, Sudha Srivastava, is also preparing an in-depth summary of the entire 2021 series that will be published in the 13 October Update. GWI encourages readers to check back for this anticipated summary. “The GWI young member network leadership has done exceptional work producing the Connecting Across Generations webinar series. This group of intelligent and insightful women is GWI’s future as the leading young network of graduate women who aim for equal opportunity for the safe education for women and girls of all ages”, says Stacy Dry Lara, GWI Executive Director. GWI encourages members under 40 years to join the GWI young member network HERE.

GWI congratulates the new Executive Director of UN Women on her appointment
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women. GWI congratulates Ms. Bahous and wishes her the best of luck in this new endeavor. To read the full letter of congratulations click HERE

Your voice matters! Join GWI in participating in the short survey on the impact of COVID-19 on civil society participation in UN high-level meetings and events
This survey, organised by the Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) in the UN Department of Global Communications, is designed to improve engagement with civil society organisations (CSOs) in light of the pandemic. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the way people participate in meetings and events, and this survey wants to know your thoughts on the changes that have been made and the ways that participation could be improved. GWI has already taken part in the survey, and we encourage others to do so as well for added impact on the UN.  To join GWI in answering the survey, click HERE. The survey closes on 11 October 2021.

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