UN Corner: UN Women

In her New York Bookwoman column, “UN Corner,” Jill Tardiff highlights UN Women and their recent efforts towards women’s empowerment.

UN Women Co-Sponsored Events during the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (27 Feb – 9 Mar).

The theme of the 56th Session on the Status of Women was the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, sustainable development, and current challenges.


  • Rural women constitute one-fourth of the world’s population.
  • If rural women had equal access to productive resources, agricultural yields would rise and there would be 100 million to 150 million fewer hungry people.

Click here for more global data on rural women and girls.

UN Women is the UN entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women with a focus on violence against women, peace and security, leadership and participation, national planning and budgeting, economic empowerment, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

For more information about UN Women, see their website at www.unwomen.org.

The Women’s National Book Association is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) member of the United Nations, supporting the United Nation in its goals.

Jill A. Tardiff is currently a cheesemonger at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (900 Broadway, NYC). She is also the WNBA’s current National Reading Group Month Chair and UN DPI/NGO Chief Representative.


  1. The UNICEF Tap Project ® is going on this week, March 19-25.. Dine at a participating restaurant, donate $ 1.00 for your normally free tap water, and help provide clean water for children around the world! More at http://shar.es/pCImf

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