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Filomenita Mongaya Hoegsholm

BABAYLAN Denmark  participates at International Meetings

Filomenita Mongaya Hoegsholm, Founding chair of Babaylan Denmark and co-founder of Babaylan EUrope is being invited as one of only two immigrant women in Europe to speak and participate at the CEDAW+30 celebration Roundtable on Women and Migration in Geneva, on November 4th. She will be representing WIDE (Women in Development Europe) and affiliated thru WIDE’s Danish platform KULU and member orgnaization Babaylan Europe.

The regional  event of celebrating CEDAW+30  is jointly sponsored by OHCHR, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN/ECE, the UN Economic Commission and UNIFEM, the UN Development  for Women.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. Learn more about CEDAW by visiting their website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm

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Prior to Geneva, Ms.Filomenita Mongaya Hoegsholm will be in Athens where she is Official Delegate to the GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) Civil Society Days on Nov.2-3 and will go back to Athens to input at the PGA (People’s Global Action), the NGO part of this global gathering from Nov.3-5. Please check the officail website of the GFMD Greece for more details. After GFMD she will join the  Babaylan Europe’s Bi-annual Congress Nov.6-8.

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