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#CSW61: GC4W Co-host Transforming Indigenous Women through Agri-Business during CSW61

March 8, 2017

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The Global Connections for Women Foundation partners with Agrobiz to host a CSW61 side event in New York City, title: Transforming Indigenous Women through Agri-Business, which is a compliment to this year’s CSW 61 event prority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” and the “empowerment of indigenous” he topic directly relates to the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women’s 2018 emerging theme. We aim at supporting gender equity and supporting indigenous peoples’ cultures, customary laws and institutions with AgriBusiness.  More than 50% of food grown worldwide is produce by women (including indigenous).  Promoting gender equality among indigenous woman can pose significant challenges.  Indigenous women suffer from a range of problems violation of their rights including, lack of participation in decision-making processes, control over income, land rights, access to education, harmful traditional practices, and domestic violence.  AgriBusiness directly impacts skills, resources, opportunity and motivation toward empowering indigenous women. 

Join the topical discussion and learn more about how agribusiness impacts the world. 

  • Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 
  • Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm 
  • Venue: Salvation Army’s Auditorium 
  • Registration: Admission is Free 
  • Attend the Social Change Soiree – RSVP via eventbrite 

The sixty-first session of the Commission on theStatus of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Download the 2017, CSW61 official brochure.

Theme: Transforming Indigenous Women thru AgriBusiness

Significantly, indigenous women remain untapped potential for sustainable development and drivers for poverty reduction with agribusiness.  Topical discussion areas:

POWER: Advancement of Agricultural Change Agents in Rural & Urban Communities

PASSION: Advocacy for Women’s Role in Agribusiness in Natural, Financial & Human Capital

POTENTIAL: Access to Women’s Ownership Rights to Land and Other Resources

PROFITABILITY: Agriculture + Business = Women in Sustainable Development

AgroBiz™  is a Non-Governmental international organization that aims to work with constituted authorities to sustainably promote the future of Agribusiness. We plan to achieve this through proactive, grassroots, community driven developmental programs, initiatives or projects, designed to bring relief, empowerment and eradicate extreme poverty among rural and urban communities.

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