Title: Official Launch of Make Every Woman Count Website
When: 6:30-8:30pm, Tuesday 19 July 2011
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Chair: Professor Nadje Al-Ali – Chair of the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies
Sally Spear–Vice-chair of the Women’s Advisory Council of the UN
Roger Hallam– United Nations Association SE Region
Marie-Claire Faray– Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
Rainatou Sow– Founder & Director of Make Every Woman Count
Speakers to be followed by a reception
Make Every Woman Count promotes the empowerment and rights of women and girls in Africa. MEWC is a project that aims to raise the awareness of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by providing timely and accurate information, and resources related to African women and girls. The MEWC website aims to be a comprehensive resource to document the situation of women in Africa and highlight the African Women’s Decade. http://www.makeeverywomancount.org/.
United Nations Association-UK for over sixty years UNA-UK has been promoting internationalism and the ideals of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today its aims can be expressed as “for a strong, credible and effective United Nations”. http://www.una.org.uk/.
The VoAW is a UK-WILPF campaign including African and British women. They campaign and lobby for the participation of African women in conflict prevention and nation building processes, for the protection of women’s human rights and the demilitarization of the continent. The campaign has been underway since 2008 and has inspired and empwered many women.