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Empowerment of Women

UPF supports UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing involvement of women in preventing and resolving conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction. Furthermore, the majority of the poor people of the world are women and children, and global poverty cannot be solved without the empowerment of women and the leadership of women. Scroll down for reports.

Goal: Help women cultivate and contribute their unique resources in promoting peace in their families, communities, nations, and world
Methods: Forums, educational and cultural programs, and community outreach

New York, United States—As a side-event to a major U.N. event, UPF co-sponsored a program that tied together women’s empowerment and the strength of the family.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—UPF-Ethiopia leaders and four Ambassadors for Peace took part in a conference on women’s role in Africa’s sustainable development.

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Monza, Italy — A conference designed to increase awareness of the role of women in our society was held in the northern Italian city of Monza on March 28, 2015.

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The Universal Peace Federation upholds the essential value and central role of women in peacebuilding and human development.

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New York, United States - To fight the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, compassionate and energetic African women organized a fund-raiser on Dec. 17, 2014.

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Imaelone, Vanuatu - Sewing machines donated by Ingleburn High School in Sydney were transported to Vanuatu, and women were taught to use them.

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The empowerment of women was the theme of a panel discussion at the New York headquarters of the United Nations.

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La Merced, Peru - Dr. Trevor Jones, president of UPF-Peru, shared about the UPF vision for world peace on July 5, 2014, to more than 500 women in La Merced in Oxapampa, Peru.

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St. Petersburg, Russia - UPF-Russia representative Tatyana Krasnosumova and Ambassador for Peace Nataliya Dolidze participated in a roundtable discussion on "Culture and Religion: Women's Vision" in St. Petersburg on March 26, 2014.

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New York, USA - During the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York in March 2014, UPF helped organize side events, one opposing human trafficking and the other urging the UN to consider women and the family as crucial drivers of social development.

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New York, USA - During the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York, UPF joined with diplomats and other NGOs in organizing a events on March 13 launching a campaign opposing human trafficking.

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New York, USA - UPF co-sponsored with the Power of Mothers the launching of a documentary film, "The Power of Mothers and Their Effect upon the World” on Feb. 21, 2014, across from the UN headquarters where the Commission for Social Development was meeting.

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