WIN’s mission is to assure that all women and girl’s voices are heard in public forums for full participation in their governments and economies.
WIN UN Delegation, March 2011, with Anika Rahman, President/CEO, MS Foundation
WIN has been connecting women and girls across cultures, globally and in US communities since 1994 for collective action on the ground and on the internet to pursue our Mission. WIN built the first policy mechanism to implement the Beijing Platform for Action from the 4th World Conference on Women, known globally as CAWA- the California Women’s Agenda. WIN has brought delegations to the UN CSW every year!
Our goal is to create a global women’s network that can function on the ground and electronically across cultural and digital divides for collaboration on mutual concerns.
It is the girl who shapes the woman.
Expanding the Circle of Women’s and Girl’s Leadership for Collective Action
5, WIN was involved at the 4th World Conference on Women, known as the Beijing Conference, where
40,000 women and girls joined together from 189 countries and agreed on the Platform for Action, a progressive document that was an imperative to advancing their status.
You can find the rest of that part of the story at the Beijing+ Balloon. WIN partnered with Apple Computer and linked them with women leaders at the NGO Parallel Forum in China, who were interviewed daily by Sue Haye on a phone from Cupertino, California. Bella Abzug gave interviews at the beginning and end of that Conference. There was no Telepresence then. Apple had 100 computers in Huairou, China and 80 volunteers who connected women for a global cyber women’s movement.
WIN took the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) to California, known globally as CAWA – the California Women’s Agenda, as the first Policy Mechanism to implement BPFA at the grassroots. From there WIN reached out with an initiative to
“CALLING THE CIRCLE OF WOMEN FROM THE US AND UGANDA, AFGHANISTAN, JAPAN AND BEYOND FOR FULL PARTICIPATION IN OUR GOVERNMENTS AND OUR ECONOMIES”
Rebecca Bender and Apple Tech, Apple Cyber Center
AND THE REST IS HISTORY
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