Message from Brenda Wallace,VP, International Relations November 2, 2012
In the coming months, I hope that you will visit the International Section of the CFUW website. It is located at: www.cfuw.org under Advocacy/Policy. In the sections relating to IFUW and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), you will see the work that CFUW is involved in throughout the year as we prepare for the UNCSW and the IFUW Triennial Meeting.
The International Relations Committee consists of Rose Beatty, Susan Russell, Phyllis Scott, Muriel Smith and Marianne Singh Waraich with Susan Murphy ex-officio and myself as Chair. Along with these members, I have created a network of individuals and groups working on specific issues and topics of interest. These include UWC Vancouver focusing on the Nordic Prostitution Model; Hally Siddons, from University Women Helping Afghan Women (UWHAW) and Jeanne Sarson with Linda MacDonald working on Non-State-Actor Torture. As issues arise that need expertise and action, there may be other members and groups added. If there is an issue you would like to pursue, please let me know.
I am hoping that these sections on the website, which will feature IFUW Updates, Information on workshops at UNCSW and IFUW, UNCSW Updates, UN NGO and OHCHR materials and IFUW Triennial Meeting information, will interest you.
2012 - Below is a link to notes on the IFUW Workshop held at the 2012 CFUW AGM in Victoria, BC.
New IFUW Programme for Action, 2010-2013, has arrived ( http://www.ifuw.org/programme/) or see the attachments below.