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From Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham UK to New York: women shaping the future of participation

Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham UK – women and men from all over the world will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York 10-21 March to develop key points on future development, economic growth and participation of women and girls in all areas of life. The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on the review of the Millennium Development Goals due to be met next year.

Al-Mahdi Institute (NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the UN) is one of the participants and Farhana Kapasi is a representative of Al-Mahdi Institute at CSW 58. This means that she will be able to inform the local community about the Commission on the Status of Women and work of UN women, address current issues faced by women in general and Muslim women in particular, especially this year’s focus on MDGs, education and employment. Her days in New York will be busy and well-structured: there are government, UN agency and NGO events from 8 am – 8pm covering a whole host of issues. She will also meet with the UK government delegation and President and delegation of UN Women NC UK.

Together with her fellow international delegates (representing the local and national organisation) she will work with the UK NGO CSW Alliance in networking, learning and sharing best practice.

For further information please contact Farhana on farhana.kapasi@almahdi.edu.