Friday, April 13, 2012

Help make 5th World Conference on Women possible: petition & notes of support

April 2012

For Going Out on a Limb: a Thank You Email Campaign

It's now been over a month since the Secretary General and President of the UN General Assembly said that it was high time for 5WCW and proposed that there be one in 2015. Since the March 8 Joint Statement, they have heard from those opposed to 5WCW.  Meanwhile, 5WCW advocates  have focused on getting the good news of their support to our groups in the absence of information otherwise, while some of us have been working on getting sponsorship for a resolution to the General Assembly.  While SG & PGA have heard from those who were not pleased with the statement, they have NOT heard from supporters. A Thank You campaign is now a PRIORITY.  They have gone out on a limb, and need to know that there is support for 5WCW and appreciation for their leadership.

We need to send a FLOOD of emails and letters to the SG & PGA, from individuals who will list their affiliation and positions with organizations. The next step will be to get the organizations you belong to—to officially support 5WCW.  Full text of Joint Statement:

Your email should go to:  President of General Assembly Al-Nasser <>, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon <>
with cc: Executive Director UN Women Michelle Bachelet <> and me:

Please write your own emails or letters right away, write your networks, and get them on it! Marching orders!

Very simple letter or email.

  1. Send thanks and appreciation to the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary General of the United Nations  for their joint statement on March 8, 2012 in which they proposed UN 5th World Conference on Women.
  2. Praise them for taking this initiative and leadership.
  3. Encourage them to continue to support 5WCW and assure them that there is support for what they are doing.


As each goose flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.


Geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
There is power in encouragement to keep on course long before the destination is reached.


Get Your Organization to officially support 5WCW
Then email the Secretary General and President of the General Assembly.
To list your organization's name, mission statement, number of members and website address CLICK HERE <>
The organizations are listed alphabetically, separated into two groups: NGOs and Other Organizations & Grassroots Movements <> They are being registered on the 5WWC website and linked to 5WCW.

for a U.N. Sponsored 5th World Conference on Women

See 5WCW information and documents:

                 (Click to sign)

Spiritual Activism:  Global Call to Prayer for 5WCW
           Sunday April 22 - Earth Day

Invitation from UN Women's Circles Connecting: "Women from many organizations and diverse spiritual and faith traditions invite all to join us " For intention and information Click link:

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