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GWI provides a global voice for women graduates, working for the adoption and implementation of international agreements that will protect and benefit all girls and women.

GWI (previously the International Federation of University Women) has maintained special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947 and is an active advocate with the United Nations and other international agencies. GWI makes is an active participant every March, June and September the United Nations Geneva Human Rights Council where we make regular oral statements and submit written statements advocating to eliminate the barriers girls face when trying to gain an education.

Our advocacy work with the United Nations’ agencies plays an important role in supporting our National Federations and Associations with in-country governments action plans to develop and implement policies. We invite you to read our reports and join us as aim to remove the barriers to girls gaining secondary education.

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GWI at the United Nations

2013 Advocacy Reports Coming Soon !

2012 Advocacy Reports Coming Soon !

  • December 2008 – Paris: 2008 ANNUAL REPORT by IFUW Representatives to UNESCO
  • December 2008 – Proposal for a General Recommendation on Older Women: Strengthening the Protection of the Rights of Older Women
  • 20 June – 18 July 2008 – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 41st Session: Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Nigeria, Slovakia, Tanzania, UK
  • 2 June – 18 June 2008 – Joint Statement on Follow-up to the Special session on the World food crisis delivered at the 8th Session of the Human Rights Council
  • 2 June – 18 June 2008 – Joint Statement on NGO Support for the mandate on the Right to education delivered at the 8th Session of the Human Rights Council
  • 2 June – 18 June 2008 – Joint Statement on Violence against women delivered at the 8th Session of the Human Rights Council
  • 28 May – 31 June 2008 – Statement to the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference
  • 30 May 2008 – Statement to the ILO Committee on Skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development
  • January 2008 – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 40th Session: Bolivia, Burundi, Saudi Arabia, France, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Marocco, Sweden
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