UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada
HeForShe Campaign

HeForShe Campaign

March 09, 2015 07:13 ET

Almas Jiwani Will Bring the Message of Gender Equality to the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Morocco, March 12 to 14

DHAKHLA, MOROCCO--(Marketwired - March 9, 2015) - Almas Jiwani, President of the UN Women National Committee Canada, will speak again at the Crans Montana Forum, which every year works to create a progressive dialogue for its African stakeholders.

"African women need to feel the same level of empowerment that women around the world are beginning to take hold of," Almas Jiwani said. "It is an honor and a privilege accorded to me once again to join the esteemed conference which aligns with our international Beijing+20 campaign. Women around the globe need to come together in the spirit of progress towards gender equality."

Quote/Statement from Crans Montana President:

"Implementing gender equality is a necessity. Improving Education for African girls is an essential tool to achieve this purpose" said Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron, President and Founder of the Crans Montana Forum. "In this context, we are very pleased to welcome Almas Jiwani once again".

Almas Jiwani will be part of The Special Meeting of African Women. She will take part in a panel discussion on African women in business and politics. The panel is dedicating to the crucial role of women in African economies.

This is Ms. Jiwani's second year speaking at the Crans Montana Forum.

The Crans Montana Forum on Africa and the South-South Cooperation will take place in Dakhla from March 12 to 14, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

The Crans Montana Forum will bring together: Heads of State and Government, Ministers from Africa and the Countries of the South-South Cooperation, International and Regional Organizations, Members of National and International Parliaments, Major International Businesses as well as Banking and Financial Institutions.

Among the topics to be addressed : Gender Equality, Early Education, Natural resources, Renewables, Agro-Food, Fishery, Tourism, ICTs, Maritime Transport & Infrastructure.

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Search the hashtag #HeForShe and #beijing20 for updates on our ongoing campaigns.

UN Women's ongoing campaigns:

Beijing+20: Beijing+20 marks 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995. It had a single purpose: gender equality and the empowerment of all women, everywhere. It produced the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights.

The Platform for Action wants a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.

HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality. Gender equality was at one time a struggle for women by women but now is the time for this to change. A movement is building around the world that sees men taking a stronger stand on equality. Canada currently has over 13,000 men who have committed to furthering gender equality within our country.

IMPACT 10X10X10 aims to add corporations, governments, universities and grassroots organizations into the growing movement of equality. Gender equality benefits everyone. IMPACT 10X10X10 builds on HeForShe as a movement that seeks gender equality advocates in every sphere of influence.

About the Crans Montana's Women in Business & Politics forum:

The Special Meeting of African Women will be held March 13, 2015. It will take place in Dakhla, Morocco in association with ISESCO. It will be dedicated to the role of women in the African economies.

For more information on the event visit http://www.cmf.ch/events/2015-03-13-2015-women-business-politics

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UN Women National Committee Canada:

UN Women National Committee Canada is an independent, non-government organization that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, as well as fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide.

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