NEW YORK, NY, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) will be represented at a march in New York on March 8, International Women's Day. The participants will be calling on countries around the world to put an end to violence against women and girls. Eight CTF Member organizations' teacher leaders are part of the 85-member global trade union delegation attending the United Nations 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place March 4-15, 2013.
The march will include hundreds of trade union members represented by four international global union federations --- the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Education International (EI), Public Services International (PSI) and UNI Global Union.
The "For a Life Free from Violence Against Women and Girls" march, sponsored by over 115 organizations, is urging governments - including the Canadian government -- to step up to their responsibilities with respect to ending violence against women and girls in their respective countries. The march is in support of this year's CSW theme "The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls".
|When:||10 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 8, 2013|
|Where:||Assemble on 42nd St. and 1st Avenue|
|March at 10:30 a.m. to 47th St. and 3rd Avenue|
|End march and speeches at 47th and 1st Avenue (Ave Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)|
|Lily B. Cole, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association|
|Heather Smith, President of the New Brunswick Teachers' Association|
|Maureen Weinberger, Vice-President of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario|
|Shari Worsfold, Treasurer, Yukon Teachers' Association|
|Beatrice Walker, Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS)|
|Arlyn Filewich, MTS|
|Suzanne Jolicoeur, MTS|
|Karen Wiebe, MTS|
The global trade union delegation represents over 70 million women workers from 27 countries around the world. Follow it on twitter @unioncsw or read its blog: http://unioncsw.world-psi.org/
SOURCE: Canadian Teachers' Federation
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