Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. In conjunction with UN CSW a series of parallel NGO Forums will be held in New York with NGO’s from around the globe on a large variety of topics.

Ms Hanlon has been invited to speak at two sessions.

Multicultural Society in Asia, 23 February 2011
The workshop is co-organised with Korean not for profit organisations One Buddhism Women's Committee, Korea Women Watch and Business & Professional Women Asia Pacific. It deals with migrant women’s education & training programs, income generating programs, IT communication technology training programs and peace culture programs.

Carol will speak on the economic development of women in the Philippines and a project she has initiated in Ormoc. The TCF Global community sewing project TCF Ormoc aims to assist women to start a small sewing business in Ormoc and the project provides sewing machines and raw materials to the locals to assist develop their creativity and produce eveningwear, childrens wear, uniforms, and homewares.

Access to Education in Science and Technology: Developing Capacity in Migrant Women and Girls, March 3rd 2011
Increasingly over the last few years, there has been recognition of migration as a very important factor in world economic and social development, but it has generally been defined only in economic terms.

Carol will be speaking on an International Business & Professional Women’s panel (BPW) about her experiences in developing capacity with Migrant women. This will include Multicultural Business Support Services that she has initiated, such as providing specialised support and workshops for Muslim Women, and the Multicultural Women’s Sewing Project to assist CaLD women starting a fashion business in Perth, and in Ormoc, Philippines.

Carol said, “I am so proud to be representing Belmont BPW, Belmont BEC and TCF WA Projects, and most of all highlighting women’s efforts on the world stage."

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Belmont BPW, Belmont BEC, Textile, Clothing, Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA)

Belmont BPW
Established in Belmont 2006, Business & Professional Women (BPW) develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCFWA) provide a valuable resource for the design industry. Since being established in 1998, the centre has been so successful, that it now receives requests from across Australia and overseas, from organisations and designers wishing to be involved. Providing business skills and industry mentoring, a helpline service and development of specialised industry workshops to better equip those operating in the industry is one of the main areas that TCFWA has been recognised as a leader and role model organisation across Australia an overseas.

Belmont BEC is a non profit community based organisation established in 1994, to assist in the growth and development of small business. Over the years it has originated a large range of well known projects and programs for the benefit of its small business clients that have included Belmont Small Business Awards, Designedge Innovation Festival, Multicultural Business Support Services, WA Racing Industry Project and the Belmont BEC is also an industry specialist on creative industry, fashion and TCFL industries.
Carol Wallbank
P: 0408201610
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United Nations, Women, New York, Multicultural Women



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