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How to change the world with women? WECF in Geneva at International Women's Day

Author and film maker Coline Serreau invited to the UNO in Geneva on International Women’s Day- March 8. 2010

04.03.2010 |WECF France Press Release

The association With Women, in collaboration with the United Nations Office at Geneva, the French Mission and UNDP invite Coline Serreau to present extracts of her new film «Local solutions for a global disorder” during a conference that will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On March 8 the “Appeal to change the world with women” will be presented at the Palais des Nations during the conference “ Women as actors of change in a global crisis”
With the participation of :
  • Nicole Fontaine, President of the European Parliament -1999 to 2002,  President of the honorary comittee of the association With Women
  • Glaucia Boyer, Policy advisor and gender focal point, UNDP
  • Coline Serreau,  author and film maker
The event is organised by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and the association With Women, under the patronage of Sergei Ordzhonikidze, General Director of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Jean-Baptiste Mattéi, Ambassador, permanent représentant of  France to the United Nations.

The ambition of With Women is to value and strengthen women’s position as catalysts of change in our society. For this to happen, one of our major courses of action is to launch an appeal to all governments, and to support projects which empower women and have a positive impact on their communities and our planet.

The Appeal to change the world with Women:
The world is currently confronted with an unprecedented global crisis: an economic, social, environmental and identity crisis which leads us to rethink our progress.  In the coming years, we will have to take crucial decisions for the future of our planet: we will have to make ecological and energy choices, solve conflicts on access to natural resources and food and improve access to health and education…

Today, women are essential drivers of change in our human societies. All around the world, women are at the forefront of the fundamental issues of health, education, peace, food security and respect for nature.
WE, women and men from all nations, involved in community, artistic, economic and political life,
APPEAL to all the governments to launch a worldwide action plan, in order to:
  • Strengthen the role of women in society
  • Fight against all forms of discrimination against women
  • Ensure better access for women and girls to essential services (health, education, nutrition) and basic resources (water, land, sustainable energy) and contribute to their financial autonomy.

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