Category Violence Against Women

Faith’s Response to Domestic Violence: A CSW-57 Workshop

On Tuesday, March 5, United Methodist Women organized and moderated parallel event at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women exploring the critical but often hidden issue of domestic violence from a U.S. context and a Christian perspective. Participants dialogued with panelists on faith issues in domestic violence and best practices for faith groups. […]

Prevention of Psychological Harm in the Face of Violence

Prevention of Psychological Harm in the Face of Violence was a panel discussion in regards to what to do after you save peoples lives and how do you reconstruct them? The panel gave a brief discussion and screened the movie 21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children. The movie follows 14 children from when they were […]

Today is the day to rise up…

One of todays panels was, It Is Time To Act: Preventing Gender-Based Violence by Strongly Supporting Gender Equality and Mutual Respect among School-age Children, Boys and Girls. It Is Time to Act provided a panel of women who are trying to prevent gender based violence by speaking up and providing an outlet for youth today […]

Discussing Violence, Economics and War

This week United Methodist Women is participating in the 57th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), with an international delegation representing us at U.N. events and serving as panelists and presenters at our parallel events at our Church Center for the United Nations, across the street from the U.N. The theme […]

Social work and Violence Against Women

One of todays panels, The Many Faces of Violence Against Women & Girls – A Social Work Response, proved just how important social workers are today and in the future. The panel provided a variety of ways to which social worker’s can take action against violence against women and girls. Rebecca Davis, a professor at […]

Who is in charge of women’s security?

Throughout CSW-57 we have been learning, discussing and hearing how important it is to provide peace and security to women and girls everywhere. During the Human Rights, Security, and Young Women’s panel we heard from five young women from five different places speaking about the injustices women face in their own country. Each had a […]

What Do Gender, Race, and Class Have to Do With It?

Today a very important parallel event was held on the topic of “Violence Against Women: What Do Gender, Race, and Class Have to Do With It” which was sponsored by United Methodist Women. We have planned for this for a few days and after attending other events, I had very high expectations. This event was […]