06 Mar Have You Been Keeping Up With UFI At The U.N. This Week?
On 21 June 1946, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established as a full-fledged United Nations Commission dedicated to ensuring women’s equality and to promoting women’s rights. Its mandate was to “prepare recommendations and reports to the Economic and Social Council on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields” and to make recommendations “on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women’s rights.”
Throughout its history, the Commission on the Status of Women has brought many critical issues to the forefront and has been the catalyst for much good for women and girls around the world. Unfortunately, the liberal, anti-family viewpoints that are now pervasive at the UN have shaped the workings of CSW and threaten to destroy the traditional family. The documents and policy recommendations that are being produced and adopted at CSW contain language that promotes abortion, promiscuity among young girls and gay rights. The language and policy recommendations also indentify the family as a place that promotes dangerous stereotyping of gender roles.
United Families International (UFI) began attending CSW to monitor the documents that were being produced and adopted by this Commission and offer support to delegates and missions that shared our views. Over the years UFI has played an increasingly important role as a strong voice in favor of the family as the fundamental unit of society. At this time, UFI is part of a coalition that lobbies on behalf of the pro-family position. The UFI team will travel to CSW equipped with resources that can help bolster the position of like-minded individuals engaged in negotiations. The resources, information and moral support offered to the pro-family negotiators is incredibly helpful and gives them the strength they need to stand against the rising tide of anti-family sentiment at CSW.
The 2009 Commission on the Status of Women will take place from March 2-13. As we wish to participate with our supporters, UFI has created a special blog for the CSW weeks. This blog will post daily updates from the various UFI representatives who will be inside the UN during the 2 week long session. Check this blog often for a unique look inside the United Nations and for special insight as to why we should all be concerned with the happenings of the UN. CLICK HERE FOR THE CSW BLOG.