14.03.2016 · The Government

Eyðgunn Samuelsen, Minister of Gender Equality takes part at The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York

On Monday 14 March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the biggest international body in the world dedicated to greater gender equality, opens its annual session.

Thousands of delegates attend every year, and for the first time, the Faroes are represented at the event. Together with her Nordic colleagues, Eyðgunn Samuelsen, will speak on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development. In particular, the Nordic ministers will address the importance of gender equality for achieving the goals of “quality education”, “good health and well-being”, “reduced inequalities” and “decent work and economic growth”.

Eyðgunn Samuelsen, minister, will address the issues of outmigration of women in childbearing age, which poses a great threat to the future of the Faroe Islands.

Experts, who will speak sexism and hate speech online, accompany the Nordic government teams. As well as a large number of NGO’s are participating.