CSW 2019

Seeking Justice Together


The 64th session of the United Nation has been postponed. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The Salvation Army Events are NOT canncelled, but the date and time have changed.

ABOUT the Commission on the Status of Women

In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.

CSW 64

Why Umbrellas?

In honour of the 1995 Beijing 4th World Conference for Women, over 31,000 women from across the globe gathered in the heat and the rain to diligently work to develop goals for equality, development and peace. They represented a solidarity of common desire to take action towards the goals they had established.

We are all different and yet connected and must band together under these umbrellas of justice. We have the responsibility in our communities and our world to protect and work for girls and women who are treated unjustly.

JOIN US AT The International Social Justice Commission

The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (ISJC) is hosting two events on March 12 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Let's celebrate the stories of transformation in the lives of women and girls. The stories will be told by the women personally through the use of creative arts. You won’t want to miss this. All are welcome!

MARCH 12 @10:30 a.m.


Protecting Girls from the Storms of Injustice

The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

Featured Storytellers

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Jean was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. Her passion for social justice stems from her personal experience of injustice and witnessing the same inequality across the globe. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and has a minor in media studies. During her undergraduate studies, Jean volunteered at a juvenile facility and witnessed the gravity that broken systems have on the lives of the vulnerable. Her passion is exploring new policies which will help alleviate systems that perpetuate social injustice.


Carla Weidemeier is an inspiring example of a person who has overcome many obstacles to become a leader and influencer in her community. Carla’s parents struggled with addiction, and basic survival as a family. As a result, at a young age Carla had responsibility for her seven siblings, at times moving to foster homes. Eventually Carla experienced chemical addiction personally. Since that time, Carla has become a valuable and beloved member and employees of The Salvation Army, working as community outreach and event coordinator, having worked diligently to live in freedom, while raising her daughter. She is quick to acknowledge that with God’s help, and the support of The Salvation Army community, she has a new story...one of redemption and transformation


MARCH 12 @ 1:30 PM

Resourcing Women to Create Systems of Justice

The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

Featured Storytellers

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Nikole Lim

Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole is the Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, an organization that exists to equip survivors to lead in ending sexual violence. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation. Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.

A special guest from Kenya

Hear from a Salvationist and Freely in Hope alumni from Kenya share her story. As a survivor of sexual violence, she has designed and implemented a program that empowers women in prostitution to achieve their vocational dreams. This program that she designed is called, Malkia, which is Kiswahili for "Queen." She will be sharing on how the program supports women in prostitution to make their own decisions and uplift other women out of the vicious cycle of poverty.


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Future Events

Hope film me too

Stories of Hope

HOPE, the first ever Eastern Territory Salvation Army produced full-length documentary, focuses on stories of survival in the face of adversity. Come experience the journeys of three women as they share their day to day lives after their trauma.

Visit Hopefilm.org for more information.

Premiere June 12th, Harrisburg, PA by invitation only
June 13 9:30pm, Harrisburg, PA limited seating available.

March 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
The Church's Response to #MeToo
With Nikole Lim, Freely in Hope
Hope East Village 59 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

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2020 Cry for Justice

2020 Cry for Justice

The International Social Justice Commission (ISJC) is The Salvation Army's strategic voice to advocate for human dignity and social justice with the world's poor and oppressed.

On our website you can find out more about us and our work, information on our partnerships at the UN and elsewhere, as well as resources to equip people to seek justice together. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are an important part of our social media presence, especially in 2020, on behalf of women and girls.

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