List of WGG ( ICJW is in A Group of Amazing Women. )

American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
American Association of University Women
American Psychological Association
Anglican Consultative Council
Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations
Anglican Women’s Empowerment (Anglican Consultative Council)
Armenian International Women’s Association
Armenian Relief Society
Associated Country Women of the World
Augustinians International
Baha’i International Community
Bahais of the US
Catholic Int’l Education Office
Community/Global Health Advocate
Company of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent DePaul
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Defense for Children International
Dominican Leadership Conference
ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking)
Equality Now
Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas
Feminist Majority Foundation (Girls Learn International Inc)
Franciscans International
Girls Scouts of the USA
Global Horizons/League of Women Voters
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
International Association of Schools of Social Work
International Catholic Association for Girls/ACISJF
International Confederation of Midwives
International Council of Jewish Women
International Federation of Business and Professional Women
International Federation of Home Economics
International Federation of University Women
International Lactation Consultant Association
International Movement for Fraternal Union Among Races/Peoples (UFER)
International Presentation Association – Sisters of the Presentation
International Psychoanalytical Association
International Union for Health Promotion Education
International Women’s Health
League of Women Voters of the USA
Loretto Community

Marianists International
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
MATA Amritanandamayi
National Council of Jewish Women
NGO Health Committee
ORT America/World ORT
Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association
Partnership for Global Justice
Passionists International
Plan Canada
Plan USA
Salesian Missions
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of Charity Federation
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Global Concern
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Society for Public Health Education
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Soroptimist International
SOS Kinderdorf International
The Grail International
The Salvation Army
To Love Children
Tripura Foundation/New Seminary for Interfaith Studies
UNANIMA International
Unchained At Last
United Nations Foundation
Ursuline Sisters
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk
Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund
VIVAT International
Women of Reform Judaism
World Alliance of YMCAs
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
World Igbo Congress
World Union for Progressive Judaism
World Youth Alliance
Zonta International











UN Human Rights Council 43rd Session February 2020


As a participant of all four  UN World Conferences for Women, in Mexico City 1975, Copenhagen 1980, Nairobi 1985 and Beijing 1995, I have been privileged to follow the progress in solving the plight of women. Each Conference gave us incentives for further action. Women have been more accepted as integral to the sustainable development goals.


The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action adopted in 1995 set strategic objectives and actions for the advancement of women and the achievement of gender equality in  several critical areas of concern. If only meagre progress,  at least awareness has been achieved concerning many of the objectives (now SDGs). Gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment and gender equality have become priority issues as well as the violation of women’s human rights under the name of cultural tradition. Without Gender Equality (Number 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals) none of the SDGs will be achieved.


One of the areas, which has regressed, are the media with the enhanced power to present, create and manipulate through the new technology. The no limits-principle has also meant erasing  the rules of good conduct in the media.