Archive 2012-2016 Events & Remarks

Events and Remarks

Commission on the Status of Women
Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development – CSW 60

March 15th, 2016

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The Equal Futures Partnership celebrated its achievements to empower women on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 22nd, 2016.

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Remarks by Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development, Open Forum side-event at CSW 60

The Equal Futures Open Forum side-event 'Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development' showcased Equal Futures' members' and partners' successful activities. It was chaired by Croatia and the U.S. and panelists were UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences; Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender; Mexican National Commissioner for Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women; EU European External Action Service Principle Advisor on Gender; as well as the UN Women Manager of the Empower Women program.

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ADVISORY: White House to Host Inaugural North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting

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U.S. and Mexico Hold Workshop on the Economic Empowerment of Girls and Women

Read the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City's press release on this pairing initiative.


 

Women’s Forum México 2016


In 2014, the members of the Equal Futures Partnership (Equal Futures) agreed to work more systematically to fulfill one of the Partnership’s two strategic goals: sharing best practices in ways that can advance members’ efforts to achieve their domestic reform commitments.  Participants in the September 19, 2014 technical level meeting in New York identified a specific way that this could be accomplished: “pair” Equal Futures member countries with similar domestic reform commitments.  The United States piloted this “pairing program” with Mexico in 2015, as the two countries have similar domestic reform commitments aimed at creating financial security for survivors of gender-based and domestic violence.

Read a summary of the Equal Futures U.S.-Mexico pairing initiative.


Speech by H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Republic of Chile’s President, at Wilson Center: “Women empowerment indecision-making: Chile’s perspective”


U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Closing Remarks at the Inaugural North American Working Group Meeting on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls


Equal Futures Partnership Website Launch


Gender balance in politics and decision-making remains a challenge — Lakshmi Puri


Step It Up


Equal Futures Meeting at WAW! 2015 Conference, Tokyo, Japan - Conclusions


Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Equal Futures Partnership Launch


Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a Meeting of the Equal Futures Partnership


World Bank roundtable discussion 'Equal Futures Partnership: From Promise to Progress'


Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew at the Meeting of the Equal Futures Partnership