CSW68-Parallel Event: BPW International, BPW Mozambique & Courage for Freedom: Just Transitions - March 11, 2024

International Federation Business and Professional Women, Business and Professional Women Mozambique and Courage for Freedom


Just Transitions: Intersectional Purview Accountability Advancing Human Rights as Ethical Practices in Extreme Poverty Responses


Monday, 11 March, 2024 10:30 am – 90 minutes

In-person Parallel Event - CCUN, 10th floor


What does climate, conflict of war, the need for education, migration crises, xenophobia, human trafficking and sexual exploitation have in common? They all intersect with poverty disproportionately affecting women and girls around the globe.  While each sector has important findings, work and project purviews, it is intersectional understanding in collaboration that draws us together in common humanity ensuring human rights and ethical practices are part of all extreme poverty responses to empower women and girls in all their diversity.  



  • Opening Remarks:  Dr Catherine Bosshart, BPW International President 2021-2024
  • Sponsor: BPW Maputo Mozambique President, Ivone Soares Member of Parliament, Head of Mozambican Delegation at Pan-African Parliament, Chief Whip Renamo
  • Moderator:  Dr Jenny Lind-Elmaco, BPW International United Nations Standing Committee, Science Diplomacy and International Affairs


  • Nilam Matullah, World Resources Institute, Women’s Issues in Climate and Poverty Crises
  • Margaret Owen, Human Rights Lawyer, President Widows Peace and Security, Poverty and Conflict of War
  • Dr Justina Mutale, Founder JM Foundation, VP UK Women’s Alliance, Poverty Intersections in Education Responses
  • Nermin Ahmad, NFBPWC-NYC President & Women on the Move Chair, BPW – UN Representative Poverty and Xenophobia, Racism and Social Inclusion
  • Kelly Tallon Franklin, BPW International United Nations Standing Committee (Human Rights), Poverty and Sexual Exploitation Solutions

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