Worldwide Women

Beijing+5 Looks at the Global State of Women’s Rights

Women Can't Wait!Performance artist Sarah Jones reenacts the impact of discrimination in Israel, Japan, India, the U.S., and elsewhere. June 5, 6 - 8 p.m., Tenth Street Lounge, 212 East 10th Street, and June 9, 8 - 10 p.m., Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. Sponsored by Equality Now, 586-0906.

Symposia on Feminisms and Globalization.What impact do the WTO, IMF, and World Bank have on women's resources and strategies? Where can the women's movement go globally? A political strategy session addresses the gap between rich and poor women, and a panel examines how women wield power around the world. June 5 - 8, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. Registration: 817-8215. Fee: four days $250, one day $100.

Women 2000 Economic Empowerment Forum.Workshops range from entrepreneurship to protecting female workers' rights. Speakers include Lawrence Summers, U.S. secretary of the treasury; Linda Tarr-Whelan, U.S. representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women; and Linda Chavez Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president. June 6, 800-935-0699 or www.stateaction.org

Focus on Women's Health Around the World.Panels on HIV/AIDS, violence against women, reproductive and health care access, and the environment. Speakers include Donna Shalala, U.S. secretary of health and human services; Byllye Avery, founder the National Black Women's Health Project; and authors Dr. Susan Love and Shere Hite. June 7, 9 - 5:30, Hunter College, East 68th Street at Lexington Avenue, 264-4600. Registration at www.4woman.gov

Women Crossing the Digital Divide.Richard Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the UN, meets with prominent CEOs to discuss partnerships and training to integrate women further into the global workforce. June 7, 9:30 - 12:30, U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, 800-886-AWIS.

Shroud of Silence: Abolishing Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan.Film screening and panel discussion with speakers Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Dr. Zieba Shorish-Shamley, director of theWomen's Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan. June 9, 10 - 11:30, U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, 1-888-WEWOMEN or www.feminist.org

Film Festival.Screenings of 35 films by women from around the world. Schedule: www.women2000filmfest.com

Compiled by Meg Murphy
For general information, contact: www.beijingplus5hostcomm.com or call 817-2020.


ADDITIONAL VOICE COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING+5 CONFERENCE:

Beating the Backlash by Jennifer Gonnerman
A U.S. Negotiator Details the Fight to Expand Feminist Gains at the UN's Special Session on Women

Going After Globalization by Lenora Todaro
Feminists Trade Strategies for a Woman-Friendly World Economy

A Girl's World by Sharon Lerner
Young Tackle Issues From Playing Fields To Sexual Atrocities

Rewiring the World by Meg Murphy
Technology Sparks Debate at Beijing+5

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