Sustain Her – PeacemakeHers to UN Commission on the Status of Women
WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016, 6 – 9 PM
WHERE: VEITH HOUSE, 3115 Veith Street, B3K 3G9
WHAT: Music! 50/50 Draw! Silent Auction! Appetizers & Desserts! and
Stories from the 2015 PeacemakeHers Campers
Six inspiring young members of NS Voice of Women for Peace plan to attend the first week of the United Nation’s 60th Commission on the Status of Women [CSW60] in New York, March 13 – 24 as delegates with Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.
The CSW60 2016 Priority Theme is Women’s empowerment and its linkto sustainable development.
Excitement is building. Camper Erica Fraser says:
Connecting with other women and fem-friendly folk holds so much potential for catalyzing positive change on our planet. For this upcoming gathering at the UN, I’m most excited about learning from people who are working to build healthy communities in creative and effective ways, hoping to harness some of that energy and bringing it home to Nova Scotia.
The PeaceMakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women, held annually at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace. Campers have the opportunity to receive a small bursary towards education about and experiences of peacemakers at a global level.
Meghan Doucette, who plans to attend PeacemakeHers 2016, says:
I am excited to delve into the themes of women’s empowerment and sustainable development at CSW60 in a few short weeks. This will be an amazing opportunity to meet other women who are focusing on these issues all around the world.
Funds raised at Sustain Her will assist with travel and accommodation costs for these peacemakers of the future.
A big thanks to the supporters of our Sustain Her event
– Frank Taussig
– Sharon Collins
– Theresa Thomas
– Shirley Robb
– Sandy Greenberg
– Amos Pewter
– Trident Cafe
– Twin Cities Boxing Club
– Seamist Studio
– Birdsall Worthington Pottery
– Best Western Glengarry