Check out the update to the May Edition on the Global Status of Women

Many developments have taken place since we first published the Monitor Edition on the Global Status of Women in May 2009. Check out this month update for developments in the areas of women & the economy, women and the media, the girl child, violence against women, women in power, women and poverty and women and decision-making. These updates connect with recent developments in world news in the US and around the world.

Excerpt from the update on Women and the Environment:

Women as Front Line Observers of Climate Change, The Impact of Climate Change on Women
In July 2009 the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) signed on to the Seal the Deal campaign along with other UN agencies who are advocating for a successful global climate agreement during the international conference in Copenhagen in December. The executive director of UNIFEM Inés Alberdi stated that women often bare the strongest brunt of the impact of global climate change, which in turn also negatively impacts the global fight against poverty.

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