Day 2 of the Fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

On day two I attended two sessions on UN women inter-generational dialogue and the Kenya Mission to the United Nations's session on the "Beyond Zero Campaign on Maternal and Newborn Health" hosted by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. 

The UN women inter-generational dialogue focused on women's participation in political life; information and power; how ICT can promote women ; and concluded with an interactive dialogue on the issues raised. The key goals that emerged from the session included eliminating violence against women; increasing women's participation in development making; undertaking reforms to give women equal rights; and adopting strong policies for women's equality. 

The Kenyan Session on "Strategic Leadership on Women and Girls Health: The Beyond Zero Campaign in Kenya" included speakers such as Kenya's First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta; Luiz lores, UN Aids; Nduku kilonzo, Ministry of health and Director of Kenya National Aids Control Council; Alice Wahone, Kenya Women parliamentary association; Lydia Rono, Executive Director, Cooperative Bank Kenya; and Macharia Kamau, Kenya ambassador to the UN. The Beyond zero campaign addresses the critical area of health care of the marginalised and disadvantaged population. It includes 21 Mobile clinics in Kenya, as well as equipped free maternal services. The session was quite insightful in the role women, governments and civil society can play in providing healthcare services to remote disadvantaged populations, and initiatives that could be undertaken to raise awareness of various health concerns,   and raise funds in the absence of funding.


with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

with Dorothy Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong'o's Mother

First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta 

Madam Wokie


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