Zoroastrian Delegation to Deliver Panel Discussion at United Nations HQ
AS PART OF THE 60TH COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN (CSW)
NEW YORK, January 13, 2016 – FEZANA will be participating at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.
Tanya Bharda, Ayesha Dumasia, Homi Gandhi, Farhad Malegam, Nurelle Mehta, Adina Mistry, Behram Pastakia, Delna Weil and Shekufeh Zonji from FEZANA will be representing the Zoroastrians at the UN. The group will be presenting a panel discussion titled, “The Role of Women in Culture, Government Activity and the Economic Market in sustainable development.”
The rights and capabilities of half the world’s population (women) cannot be ignored considering global gender inequality which leads to the lack of women in decision-making positions. The workshop will discuss solutions to these problems to ensure a sustainable future not only for women but people worldwide. The workshop will also cover the role of governments in reforming the system from within and creating an environment within which inclusive and sustainable growth is experienced for women as well as the nation state.
The panel discussion details are:
Date: Monday, March 14th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: CUNY Graduate Centre, Room 2, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Hi I was nominated to represent the Medical Womens International Association at the same program Las year..i.e.the 59th Commission on the Status of Women’s Programs at the United Nations in New York. I was also invited to be part of a FEZANA workshop last year by Dolly Dastoor. All emails addressed to me were copied to the participants fr their knowledge. I prepared my presentation..and reached the venue near the United Nations. Imagine my shock when I was told that time was short and I couldn’t speak. Anyway…I attended the session..interacted with the speakers and some of the audience..and left. I suppose this is the same program..as its held every year to coincide with International Womens Day in March.
Dr. Arnavaz M Havewala
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