Women’s Initiatives

Statement by the Women’s Major Group

Statement by the Women’s Major Group

A comprehensive civil society statement by the Women's Major Group (WMG), as drafted by Beijing +25 Global Youth Task Force and others, was delivered at a regional conference in the lead up to the Beijing +25 events, building towards feminist equality around the...

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women in NYC is an incredible opportunity for connecting with others doing advocacy around the globe. So many of the sessions offer truly inspirational resources and are crucial for the systemic transformations we need.

TOU at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women #CSW63

TOU at the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women #CSW63

This interactive panel will focus on pragmatic aspects of women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Speakers include Puerto Rican women working towards a citizen’s audit of the debt, a chaplain working on ratification of CEDAW in the US, and a former guerrilla now grandmother speaking on personal practices of peace.

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Report

The Temple of Understanding greatly enjoyed connecting with colleagues and friends at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Ontario. We are especially proud to have worked with environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva at her second Parliament.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

TOU at the 2018 Parliament: Full Schedule of Events

Please join the Temple of Understanding at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions for programs featuring our staff and UN colleagues, as well as environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate Dr. Vandana Shiva.

TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

TOU at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Temple of Understanding is thrilled to be presenting four programs, collaborating on another, and having our representative to the UN speak at still two more programs at the upcoming Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, November 1-7, 2018.

#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

The experience of coming to CSW is empowering for many women. Louisa Eikhomun, the Executive Director of Echoes of Women in Africa, writes in detail of her experience, and commends Women Thrive Alliance for making it possible for grassroots women to attend and raise their concerns. 

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