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Published: 2011

Grassroots speakout on UN Women: outcome document

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On March 2nd, grassroots women leaders from around the world voiced their key recommendations and experiences to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, and other representatives of UN Women and governments. A supportive audience of leaders of the global women’s movement and gender advocates filled the room beyond capacity. Grassroots women leaders, each representing constituencies of hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of organized women, presented recommendations to UN Women based on their local experience in implementing development work. The women demonstrated that they are highly organized on a large scale locally and nationally, and that they are linked up globally through the Huairou Commission, the Feminist Task Force, the Association of Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign. ...these grassroots women comprised community leaders from grassroots organizations...
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