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In the “empowering women” engine room

Each year the
Commission on the Status of Women attracts women (mostly) from all over the
globe to the United Nations for a two-week jam session that includes statements
made by government officials and cabinet ministers dealing with women’s issues;
side events sponsored by governments, UN agencies and the more activist
non-governmental organizations accredited to the UN; and long, drawn out
deliberations on resolutions presented by delegations. First and foremost is
the theme of empowering women.