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Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.

Posted on April 29, 2020, by Loretto Community

The members of Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) are pleased to share an edited recording and concept note of the LACC event, “Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.” This event was organized with the Loretto at the UN office, Loretto volunteers and their partner, the Feminist Task Force. It was to take place at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was presented on Zoom on April 2, 2020.

The Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace event was to take place at the annual Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum
(March 9-20, 2020) of the 64th Commission on the Status of Women which had as its theme the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and its outcome documents, the Beijing Declaration and Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). The 25th Anniversary of Beijing is being marked by UN Women with a campaign called, Generation Equality: Realizing women’s right for an equal future, bringing together the next generations of women’s rights activists and gender advocates, and those who helped develop the BPfA twenty-five years ago in a series of meetings throughout 2020 beginning with the CSW. Mexico and France are acting as co-sponsors of Generation Equality events.

Due to the threat of the coronavirus and COVID19, the CSW in its usual form never took place. Because of the cancellation of the CSW, most parallel events, such as this one, were held on online platforms. Our event aired on April 2, 2020. What follows is an edited version of the Building Bridges: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace recording.

To read more about the details of the event, download the pdf below.

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