Title: The Power of Freedom of Religion or Belief to Elevate Women and Girls
Sponsor: The Non-Governmental Organizations Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief
When: 16 March 2021, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where: Virtual Forum – Registration Required
Link to Register: https://tinyurl.com/3csr4678
Summary: On the occasion of the 65th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief is bringing together a panel of prominent female leaders to discuss how their diverse religious and belief backgrounds have shaped their views and prepared them for leadership positions around the world as well as how the freedom of religion or belief is critical to empowering women and girls.
· Bani Dugal, Principal Representative of the Bahá’í International Community’s United Nations Office
· Blu Greenberg, Founding President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
· Carole McConkie, Latter-day Saint Charities Representative at the United Nations in Geneva
· Margaret Downey, Founder of the Freethought Society
Format: Each speaker will present for 10-12 minutes followed by a time of Q+A from the attendees.