The Next Billion Entrepreneurs

There’s an abundance of advice and literature on the key factors that make a business successful. Ask any expert, and they’ll likely give you a long list that includes delivering a product that has a market need, great market timing, a team that can execute together, and many others. But...

International Women’s Day 2015 – Beijing +20

In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. This is...

Written Statement for CSW59

Violence Against Women Women’s Freedom Forum Written Statement Commission on the Status of Women 59/Beijing + 20 (2015) Introduction Women all over the world are subjected to forms of violence. Acts of violence against women are not limited to any particular group. Women of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, races, cultures,...

UN CSW58 Report

WOMEN”S FREEDOM FORUM REPORT ON THE 58th COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN FORUM UNITED NATIONS, New York, New York  – March 8-21, 2014 By Lynn Dykstra, WFF Representative of the UN-DPI Women’s participation in the Annual UN-CSW Forum lifts the energy level of New York City to great heights. ...

UN CSW57

Fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (4 – 15 March 2013)  The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body...

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