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UNICEF, UNGEI, UN Women and Plan International Side Event for the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Empowering Rural Girls


  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women
  • Ms. Marta Santos Pais, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
  • Adolescent girl delegates from rural areas being brought to the CSW by Plan International.
  • Ms. Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister for Equalities, United Kingdom, will be delivering the opening remarks.

Thursday, March 1, 13:00 to 15:00 EST

Danny Kaye Visitors Centre, UNICEF House, New York, New York, 10017

An interactive discussion about the complex realities and challenges of the lives of rural girls, with a focus on their economic, political and social empowerment.

NOTE:   The event will be webcast live via https://www.facebook.com/UNGEI

For further information, please contact:

Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF New York.  Tel: 917-265-4516; ssenanayake@unicef.org




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