An Initiative by the Group of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
On February 26, 2013, a group of powerful women from around the globe will gather in Geneva for a series of events during the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council highlighting the impact women can make in society when they are able to fully exercise their rights.
Capitalizing on Women’s Potential Bears Results
“We know that women and men everywhere have challenged discrimination and will continue to demand equality and human rights for all. We know that through equal participation and empowerment in all spheres, true transformation can happen. We know that even in times of crisis – or especially in times of crisis – capitalizing on women’s potential bears results. The experiences of the women participating in “The Power of Empowered Women” event illustrate this reality – this meeting is an opportunity to translate this knowledge into real change for all.”
Navanethem “Navi” Pillay
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights