The 66th session of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women is taking place from the 14-25th March. This year’s theme is ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes’.
Over these two weeks, Salvation Army representatives from around the world will attend virtual meetings on social and moral issues relating to the central theme of women and the environment, organised by international experts.
To highlight the diversity of work we engage in globally, the Salvation Army is exhibiting a virtual booth to be viewed by the attendees of the Commission on the Status of Women. This exhibition will also be available on our YouTube channel and here on our website.
Members of the ISJC have had an active role in producing and coordinating the booth for the Commission on the Status of Women. Included in this exhibit are Salvation Army initiatives relating to education, girl advocacy, fair trade, as well as a spotlight on the importance of music and the arts in our organisation.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response team members will be attending the Commission on the Status of Women to receive further insight on the intersection of climate and human trafficking. Featured here is a video outlining their ‘Fight for Freedom’ strategy with which they approach their work.
Throughout the duration of the Commission on the Status of Women, ISJC staff will be attending devotions daily to pray and participate in these events with Christ-minded intention. Salvation Army staff will be hosting these devotions on the 24th of March and will be available to view on all our platforms.