jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

'Juntos para sumar' TV show interview

Seminars and events attended

List of attended seminars and events (Listado de Seminarios y eventos atendidos)
  • Making of non-violent societies for women: A post Beijing Asia Pacific report card
    (Haciendo el 'sociedades no violentas para la mujer': Un informe posterior al Beijing-Asia-Pacífico)
  • Elimination of violence against women in the Dominican Republic
    (Eliminación de la violencia contra las mujeres en la República Dominicana)
  • The Kota project (el proyecto Kota)
  • Create an interactive social business plan that alleviates poverty for women
    (Crear un plan de empresa social interactiva que alivia la pobreza para las mujeres)
  • Foundation Luz Maria connected with the 'Violence intervention program' y 'sanctuary for family' directors 
    (se relaciono con las directoras de 'Violence intervention program' y 'sanctuary for family')
  • Attended a seminar on domestic violence and the law at the University of Columbia
    (Se realizo un seminario de violencia domestica y la ley en la Universidad de Columbia)
  • Also participating in all UN organizations CSW59
    (Tambien participando de todas las organizaciones CSW59 en Naciones Unidas)
  • Conference at the department of homeland security
    (Conferencia en el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional)

Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality

(Planeta 50/50 hacia el 2030: Dando un paso hacia la igualdad de genero)

Identify politics: A foundation for coalition building

Con la esposa del Intendente Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray, Primera Dama de New York
(With The wife of our Mayor Bill de Blasio , Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York)

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OFA fellowship at the health care event

OFA fellowship en el eveto del centro de salud

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UN Women, Reflecting on Beijing +20

UN Women, CSW ‪#‎Beijing20‬ ‪#‎IWD2015‬

With the Presence of Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates y la Presidenta de Liberia

March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights

Im marching for gender equality today march 8 International Wome s Day UN Women. #IWD2015 #BEIJING20

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Events to attend as part of International Women's Day

organized by the UN and UN woman
  • March 4th
    Empowering Woman in Brooklyn
    Marie Claudine Mukamabano will be attending
  • March 7th
    Young Woman and Girls Forum
    as part of the Commission Status of Women
  • March 8th
    walk by the International Women's Day
    organized by UN woman
  • March 10th
    Planet 50 50 by 2030
    Step it up for Gender Equality

How far have we come in efforts to end violence against women?‏

Hello Luz Maria Utrera,

Happy #OrangeDay!

25th of every month is Orange Day - a day to take action to end violence against women and girls.

Impacting 1 in 3 women and girls in their lifetime, violence against women is a global pandemic. It is rooted in gender inequality, a problem that can be solved, if the progressive steps outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted by Governments in 1995 are fully implemented. To reach gender equality, we need new and updated laws, national policies and strategies, investment in gender equality, and public mobilization. And, we must make ending violence against women and girls a top priority.
How far has your country come in promoting gender equality and ending violence against women and girls? Learn more>
Join us in raising awareness as Governments, the United Nations and civil society organizations come together to review the progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at its twentieth anniversary at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).
Click here to download the action theme for 25 February.
Wear something orange and share your photograph with @SayNO_UNiTE on Twitter or on our Facebook page, using the hashtag #OrangeDay. Tell us why you are wearing orange!
Thank you for taking action with us!
Urjasi Rudra
Say NO – UNiTE Team, UN Women

Committee of the NGO

Fundacion Luz Maria participated in the NGO Committee of the United Nations which took place from January 26th to February 6th
(Fundacion Luz Maria participo del Committee de las NGO en Naciones Unidas que tuvo lugar desde el 26 de enero al 6 de febrero)

Accomplishing the OFA fellowship in woman issues

(Realizando el OFA fellowship in woman issues)

WCS Women's Campaign School at Yale University

Celebrating 21 years of inspiring and training women to lead...

President's Message

The  Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan, issue-neutral leadership program, with the mission to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the world. Our mission is what motivates our board members to continue to provide a program teaching women everything they need to know to become better leaders. 
Having celebrated our 20th Anniversary, the Board of Directors would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support of this important program inspiring and training women to lead.  As we plan for the upcoming year, the 2015 WCS at Yale has been scheduled for the week of June 8 - 12.  The online application period will begin on February 9th and close on May 1, 2015. 
We could not celebrate this special anniversary without thanking the Yale Law School for hosting our Summer Session each year. Their partnership has continually allowed our program to grow and be successful.  
Our very best wishes for a happy holiday season!
Mary A. Johnson
Women's Campaign School at Yale

Love & Thanks from the Executive Director... 

Dear Friends,
In June 2014, seventy-three women from across our country and around the globe--our 20th class!--joined us to be trained by our sharp and vibrant bi-partisan team of faculty.
Not only do we provide premiere political campaign training for women at our School, we also change the political climate in the way we deliver our training.  I like to say that we're a role model for Congress.  We foster collaborative leadership among our students.  Many students admit to us that prior to their arrival at the WCS,  they have never spoken with a member of another political party--horrifying but true.  In order to get our country and our world moving forward, we need more exceptional women in the pipeline: those who want to run for public office, as well as those interested in running political campaigns.  An important part of that pipeline is to provide women the opportunity to explore and have respect for how others think...in a nonjudgmental and respectful way.   Soon, Congress will welcome its 100th woman to take her seat.  Clearly, a milestone.  However, it is simply not good enough.
At the Women's Campaign School at Yale, our goal is to achieve political parity on the local, state, and federal levels.  Women comprise over 50% of our population in the United States, yet  just 20% of Congress is made up of women.  Yes, we have far to go.  However, I am heartened and inspired by the women we train and send out into the world.  Ready...and raring to go!

From Our 20th Session!
You can read more about some of our graduates in this newsletter.  Win or lose (and those who lost will be back!), congratulations to all of our graduates who ran such fierce, brave, and bold campaigns.  This is how we move our country forward, by jumping in...with cool heads and warm hearts.
We are grateful for your partnership and support.  Many thanks to each and every one of you for helping us to achieve our dream of political parity in our country and our world.  We thrive and grow because of your unwavering support! 

With heartfelt thanks and love,
Patricia Russo 
Executive Director, Women's Campaign School at Yale (203) 734-7385, prusso@wcsyale.org

WCSYale put on a workshop in New York City on November 13th.
Cornerstone Capital Group and their founder and CEO, Erika Karp,
graciously shared their exquisite office space with us.  We were thrilled to partner with Cornerstone because it is a woman-owned firm whose mission is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets, enhancing transparency and collaboration.

Erika Karp
Cornerstone Capital Group
We had over 30 women join us for an inspiring evening of training by our very own, Patti Russo, Executive Director of WCSYale, and Emily Donahoe, President and Founder of WOMENSPEAK Training, who gave participants a practical toolbox of public communication skills to drive perceptions of credibility, authenticity, and charisma.

Emily Donahoe
The workshop was for women interested in running for public office or in campaign management, those wishing to develop confident and authentic speaking skills, and anyone who wanted to learn more about our school.  We had a lengthy waitlist and are planning additional workshops in the New Year.

Thank you Emily Donahoe, Erika Karp, and Cornerstone Capital!