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MMS & the UN news -March 2017

Dear Readers,

March had been a busy month at the UN, International Women’s day, World Water day, World TB day etc. besides the 2 weeks long Commission on the Status of Women.

CSW 61: With the Theme“Women’s Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work,” Women’s unpaid care work and 23% pay gap were highlighted. More than 3800 attended from around the world. Besides the official CSW sessions, there were 290 parallel events by member States and 600+ by Civil Society. One event was on purple economy, the speakers based on a research highlighted the benefit of investing in women as profitable from a gender, economic and political point of view.

Respecting the strong call for collaborative submissions at the UN, MMS written statement was done jointly with several other organizations. MMS have cosponsored few parallel events and Celine spoke at 2 events organized by Temple of Understanding: one …

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Special Event on April 4, 2017

Stories of innovative best practices on SDGs from South India

Topic 1: Initiatives in child-led action for SDGs and for a brave new
world fit for children.

Topic 2 : Initiatives in participatory local governance and
Grassroots sociocracy

Mobilizing People for SDGs through neighborhood Parliaments of Adults

  Speaker: Fr.Edwin John

        Children’s Parliaments & Neighborhood parliaments in India.

4  April 2017 – 10.30 Am to 11.30 Am
At the Baha’i International Offices,
866 UN Plaza, Suite 120, New York 10017
All are welcome!

Organized by : Medical Mission Sisters (SCMM)

Kindly RSVP to : celine@mmsmission.net latest by Friday,31 March.
(to forward the names to Baha’i for security purposes)

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For DPI/NGO event – Roots of change: MMS as agents of Change

Dr.Anna Dengel founder of MMS told us “the sufferings of the world should have an echo in your hearts”. Her passion and compassion gave birth to our organization Medical Mission Sisters and that’s how I Celine is here today. Anna’s journey as a woman Doctor started in 1925 when she responded to the health needs of the Muslim women in Rawalpindi North India Now Pakistan who were not allowed to see male doctors. Anna had a vision that women health professionals who dedicated their lives to God could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they deserved. She saw this not only as a work of Charity, but also one of Justice.
Austrian Dr Anna founded our organization in Washington DC for the women in India, yes, we are global citizens from the beginning.
Anna was instrumental in changing a Canon law of Catholic …

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