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).
- 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.
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.