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Who are we?
We are women of the Anglican Communion gathered together under the auspices of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations and Women's Ministries of the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA)
in order to promote an effective Anglican presence at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
and thereby focus the attention of Anglican women around the world on issues important to women and children, particularly those in the third world
and to further impact the fulfillment of the Millennium Goals, in particular #3, calling for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
What is the UN Commission on the Status of Women?
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was established as a functional commission of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights. The object of the Commission is to promote implementation of the principle that men and women shall have equal rights.
What is the Anglican Women's Empowerment Taskforce?
The Anglican Women’s Empowerment Taskforce (AWET), as representatives of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) Observer’s Office to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Woman (UNCSW), intends to be an effective and empowered Anglican voice for women at the United Nations (UN) and in the Anglican Communion and deepen our commitment to worldwide reconciliation, right relationships and shared work for peace and justice.
For more information for your church, diocese or organization, please contact:
The Anglican UN Observer's Office:
The Office Of Women's Ministries (The Episcopal Church Center)
For more information please visit the website.