President of BPW Barbados, Marrianne Burnham observed International Women’s Day in and around UN Headquarters during the Commission of the Status of Women 57 Conference in New York. Marrianne took part in the special parade for IWD 2013, by joining dozens of women from around the world in showing their support of the ‘Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls’, the theme of the CSW 57. The special march took place March 8, around 10.30am from 42nd Street and 1st Avenue up and around the avenues through wet snow and slush. Marrianne was a guest of BPW International as part of their delegation of 20 persons from around the world, all from various BPW Clubs. She enjoyed the often intense and very informative official CSW sessions and NGO parallel events all focused on aspects of elimination of violence against women and girls. Sessions included side events at the Church Center, German Mission, Salvation Army, UN Women all in the vicinity of the vast UN Headquarters. The CSW 57th session ran from March 4th to 15th 2013.
This trip was made possible with the kind support of the US Embassy of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the Bureau of Gender Affairs – Barbados. BPW Barbados thanks both entities for recognising their work and continuing to lend to many initiatives of the club, that improve the lives of women and children every day.
Photos – IWD March 8 2013 & other CSW-related events on that day.