Women

Accessing our inner resources, or re-sourcing our spiritual power

Any form of discrimination or prejudice is destructive to a world that depends on the strategic balance of a full and equal partnership between women and men. Therefore, a harmonious partnership between both genders must be grounded in a deep understanding and appreciation of human nature. The problems at the core of gender equality and equity have arisen through suppression and the wrong use of power. For these to be corrected there must be a change of attitude rather than a reversal of positions or roles. There must be a change of consciousness, a heightening of awareness, which takes its birth from a foundation of spirituality rather than from a foundation of sexuality.

Our organization was founded on a vision that helped to free women from certain forms of oppression. Within our organisation, women continue to work as the main spiritual teachers, with the full cooperation and support of men who hold other key positions. Statistics continually affirm that when women and girls of a community are well, many other positive indicators of that community increase. This has been our experience as an organization since our foundation years.

We participated in the world conferences of Nairobi and Beijing and since 2007 we have been active participants with the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Our general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) afford us the privilege of submitting organizational statements (see ‘position papers’) as official UN documents, widely distributing our expertise on women. We regularly and diligently support the work of CSW and UN Women to further our combined vision of a harmonious and symbiotic relationship between women and men, the world over.

Intergenerational Dialogues
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Intergenerational Dialogues

Tuesday, August 1, 2107   UNHQ, NY

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Intergenerational Dialogues event was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, 1 August, 2017. The event entitled “Intergenerational Dialogues on …

Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61)

Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61)

The Brahma Kumaris at the UN, NY, delegation of four, co-hosted and participated in a number of events during CSW61. You are invited to read the summaryof these programs below.

 

Panel of speakers at the ‘Yoga: The Feminine …

International Women’s Day Worldwide

International Women’s Day Worldwide

Many Brahma Kumaris centers across the world organized programs to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme: Empowering Women in the Changing World of Work. Here is a summary of a few of the events that took …

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International Women’s Day Celebrations, UNHQ

International Women’s Day Celebrations, UNHQ

Trusteeship Council, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The lines for security were long as hundreds of women, girls, and school children, plus a large male representation, made their way to the United Nations General Assembly building to honor and share in …

Holocaust Remembrance: Educating against Extremism, Building a Better Future.
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Holocaust Remembrance: Educating against Extremism, Building a Better Future.

Thursday, January 26 and Friday, Thursday 27

This is always a sober time for all as we collectively spend time to honor survivors to the Holocaust, and remember the victims of that horrific time in history. This year, the focus …

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Report
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Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Report

Report of the 18th Conference by the network WAVE from October 19 – 21, 2016, in Berlin

The WAVE Network comprises more than a hundred members (organizations and individuals) from 46 European countries and reaches out to 4000 women organizations …

Posted in: Women
Women’s Equality Day
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Women’s Equality Day

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL  There are no excuses

UNHQ, New York, Friday, August 26, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) & Heroica Films presented the screening of the documentary, ‘EQUAL MEANS EQUAL’

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Brahma Kumaris Position on Child Marriage

Brahma Kumaris Position on Child Marriage

 

May 2016

As the world’s largest spiritual organization led by women, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) is especially committed to the realization of the potential of girls and women.  We understand that it is not only the

CSW60 Side Events

CSW60 Side Events

Community Discussion

Thursday, March 17, 2016  3:00pm – 4:30pm

Bahai’s Office

The Values Caucus at the United Nations organized a Community Discussion during CSW60 which was led by co-chairs Carl Murrel and Julia Grindon-Welch. The participants were welcomed into a …

Posted in: Values, Women, Yoga
The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

United Nations Population Fund Event

Wednesday, March 16, 2016  General Assembly Hall

The General Assembly Hall quickly filled up as hundreds of men, women, boys, and girls took their seats in preparation to offer their support to ending harmful practices …

Posted in: Human Rights, Women