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Impressions of an Italian First Time Attendee at the Conference on the Status of Women (CSW-54)

At the 54th Conference of the Status of Women (CSW) held in New York in March 2010 (1 to 10) we felt, heard and understood how the many policies have positively extended. It is now possible to create and develop procedures for the involvement of multiple and differing stakeholders. Beijing keywords Mainstreaming and Empowerment ensure wide participation on different issues and involving the governments of all countries.
Personally I found it exciting to share with delegates and officials the experience of contributing ideas and strategies especially those known as the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) to be achieved in this century. 

We witnessed two important events organized by the International Federations of Business and Professional Women – The Gender Plan of Governments and European Equal Pay project headed by the BPW Germany, that has become an international Campaign with official interest coming from Australia and that it corresponds with ILO regulations.
BPW International President Liz Benham, handled her position with authority and gained the esteem of all present. Her tireless presence in institutional and in-house meetings was commendable.

Cristina Visconti Gorajski, Alt Representative to FAO for IBPW
Commission District Centre for Business, Commerce  & Technology
Fidapa Foundation Representative for the Marche Region

Leading Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.

Leading Equality

Empowering women in the workplace includes ensuring that there is equal pay for work of equal value.  Women - regardless of which country they are living in - don´t get the same wages as men. Equal Pay Day marks the period of extra days in the current year that women need to work in order to achieve the same wages that their male counterparts earned during the previous financial year. More...

Leading Entrepreneurship

BPW International supports the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors as a means to empowering women in business, particularly in the marketplace.  As an inaugural member of the Steering Committee for the Women Vendor Exhibition & Forum, BPW International works with the International Trade Centre to match vendors with buyers.