CFUW Parksville – Qualicum has revised their constitution effective July 2018 to reflect nine Committees of the Club: Advocacy, Resolutions, Fund-raising, Global Outreach, Program, Communications, Governance, Nominations, and Archives. The members on these committee meet as required through out the year.
CFUW: in BC, Nationally and our Global connections
CFUW BC Council
A voluntary, self-funded, non-profit organization with 21 clubs across the BC province. BC Council is affiliated with CFUW and Graduate Women International (GWI). Its mandate is to promote education and life-long learning, to encourage the participation of members in their communities and to enhance the status of women and girls.
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national organization founded in 1919 working to ensure that all girls and women have equal opportunities and equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure environment where their human rights are respected. In August 2019 CFUW celebrated in Winnipeg, Manitoba 100 years as an organization.
Graduate Women International (GWI)
Graduate Women International (GWI) advocates for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels. GWI’s vision is 100% of girls and women in the world achieving education beyond primary school.
We have national affiliates in 60 countries and individual members in more than 40 others.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:
- Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
- International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
- Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
The main roles of UN Women are:
- To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
- To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
- To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
International Women’s Day March 8th 2021 will celebrate “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.