The United Nations Millennium Campaign, FEMNET and OXFAM GB will present a series of global conversations broadcast live on Facebook at 8:00 am on March 3, March 4 and March 5, to discuss the status of the promises world leaders have made to women in the Millennium Development Goals. Gender activists will connect over Skype with African citizens in real time to discuss gender empowerment, decent work and maternal health from the sidelines of the Commission on the Status of Women being held at the United Nations in New York this week. The conversations can be viewed on www.facebook.com/mcampaign through technology provided by Ustream.
Tomorrow, March 3, at 8:00 am New York time, Honorable Ambassador Dr. Getrude Mwongela, former President of the Pan-African Parliament, will speak with Monica Amollo and Pauline Awoko, gender activists in Kenya, about women’s empowerment.
On March 4 at 8:00 am New York time, gender activists will participate in a global conversation focused on decent work.
On March 5 at 8:00 am New York time, Olufunmilayo Balogun-Alexander, Technical Advisor at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, will speak about maternal health with Alice Dora Amoyaw, Midwife in-charge and Administrator of the Alidor Maternity Home in Ghana, and Cecilia Senoo-Ledonou, a nurse and midwife in Ghana.
Over the past ten years, governments have made the least progress on the Millennium Development Goals related to women. The global conversations aim to build support and momentum for world leaders’ promises to women ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8) and the High Level Review of the Millennium Development Goals to be held in New York in September. The goal of the unscripted conversations is to foster dialogue across borders about these issues, the progress that has been made, the challenges that remain and the roles that governments and citizens in both rich and poor countries have to play in solving these problems. Viewers across the globe will be encouraged to start their own conversations about these issues on www.facebook.com/mcampaign.