March 1, 2014 NEWSLETTER

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Jean Shinoda Bolen


March 1, 2014


Moving Toward a UN 5WCW: What You Can Do Now

President Obama: This Time Support a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)!
The UN Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly in a Joint Statement (3/8/12) asked for a resolution from General Assembly to have a Global Conference on Women, the first since Beijing, 1995. It had some strong support until the USA and the EU were against it. It is time now, to take this up again. Once passed, 5WCW would likely be held in 2017.  Sign Here

(Not in the petition, but in my mind: In 2017, Hillary Clinton is our president.)

March 2014 Statement: Need for a United Nations Global Conference on Women 
(download PDF statement in specific languages at links below)
English | Arabic | Chinese | Spanish } Russian | French

If you are going as an NGO delegate to UN CSW : What you can do while in New York:

Go to your regional caucus to inform and lobby support for 5WCW. — e.g. Latin America and the Caribbean: this region dedicated itself to being part of the Zone of Peace. Has four women presidents, included the new president of Chile who was the first head of UN Women.              
Go to your country’s mission, make appointment with your ambassador or relevant staff member. Take the 2014 ESOSOC statement in your language. (above)
Website with current UN Ambassadors from the 193 member states: Click Here 
List of UN Missions: addresses, websites, phone, UN data (click on country)
Attend NGOCSW panel: Monday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.: “What Will It Take to have a UN Global Conference on Women?(5WCW)”Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY) 
Download “Circling the UN 2014” list of events, many held in circles, supporters of 5WCW
Right click here and save as to download 

NGOCSW PANEL, March 10, 2014 4:30 p.m.
“What Will It Take to have a UN Global Conference on Women? 

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury: “The steps that need to be taken within the UN.” Under Secretary General and High Representative of the UN, former President of Security Council, initiator of Security Council Resolution 1325. Confirmed.
Nyaradzayi Gumbonizvanda, President NGO Committee on the Status of Women--Geneva, General Secretary, World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA). NGOCSW-Geneva officially supports 5WCW.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, on “The Necessity of a UN Global Conference on Women” Pathways To Peace. Millionth Circle Initiative
Moderator: Rosemary Williams, founder and CEO Women’s Perspective.
Sponsoring Organizations: Pathways To Peace, Women’s World Summit Foundation, Earth Child Institute

Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)


Upcoming Events 2013

For more details, click here for Jean's full schedule

March 6, 2014    San Rafael, CA 
FEMME—Women Healing the World @San Rafael Theater

7 pm screening, Jean Shinoda Bolen & Emmanual Itier speakers
Sponsored by UNA-Marin

March 10, 2014 New York City  at 4:30 pm 
NGOCSW Parallel Event    

Panel:   What Will It Take to have a UN Global Conference on Women? 
Y-Hall of the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Ave, NY)

March 28-30, 2014.  San Antonio, TX
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)

Keynote “Borderlands”
Special Event: panel In Celebration of Goddesses in Everywoman

May 10, 2014 2 pm to 3:30 pm
San Francisco, CA 
SGI –Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series

Location: 2450 17th Street and Potrero 
at the San Francisco SGI-USA Culture Center in the Ikeda Auditorium
Click here for more information

June 21-28, 2014.  Helena, MT
Feathered Pipe Ranch with Barbara McAfee

Women’s retreat: Path With Soul: Trusting an Inner Compass

July 11-13, 2014. Carpinteria, CA 
Pacifica Graduate Institute

Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman:
Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work   

July 25-27, 2014. Stockbridge, MA
Kripalu Center

Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine:

September 7-12, 2014. Rhinebeck, NY
Omega Institute

Goddesses, Circles & Empowered Women 
Women’s Retreat with Barbara McAfee

September 26-27, 2014. Victoria, BC Canada
C.G. Jung Society of Victoria,

Lecture: The Meaning We Make of the Numinous
Workshop: Path With Soul, Path With Heart: The Inner Compass

November 14-21, 2014. Big Sur, CA
Esalen Institute

Goddess Archetypes and the Sacred Feminine:
Sources of Authenticity & Meaning (for women )  
Workshop on Goddesses and Gods in Everyone: Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work (for everyone)

With love, hope, perseverance and optimism,
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
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