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AF delegation attended CSW’s 58th session (10-21.3.2014) , New York

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AF delegation attended CSW’s 58th session (10-21.3.2014)

Mr. Naeem Mirza, COO Aurat Foundation and Ms. Simi Kamal, COP, Gender Equity Programme, were part of a delegation from Aurat Foundation that participated in the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 10-21 March, 2014, in New York City. The ten day session dealt with Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the way forward post 2015. The delegates worked with the Pakistan Mission and also with Women’s Learning Partnership, an NGO of global women activists including women from many Muslim countries.

The AF delegation supported the Pakistan Mission in the official sessions by providing information and inputs from the global women’s caucus. It also participated in 2 seminars organized by the Pakistan Mission where members of the Punjab government presented the recently introduced women’s package and other steps being taken for the empowerment of women in the province. The AF delegation also worked closely with the Chairperson for NCSW in her role within the Pakistan Mission through two seminars and her other activities.

Mr. Mirza was a featured speaker on one of the seminars organized by the Women’s Leading Partnership. Ms. Kamal also spoke at this seminar. The AF delegation interacted daily with the women’s caucus and gave inputs in several sessions, workshops and roundtables organized by NGOs.