CSW 2012: Women’s Empowerment


56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Feb/27/2012, Monday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Church Center of the UN, 10th Floor

Won Buddhism UN Office and three co-sponsoring organizations will host the panel discussion on Monday afternoon, February 27, 2012. A parallel event to the 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), this workshop will focus on ‘Women’s Empowerment: Role of Women in Poverty Eradication.

Alison Van Dyk, Executive Director, Temple of Understanding


  • Robin Andrews, Town Supervisor of Claverack, New York
  • Azza Karam, Ph.D., Senior Technical Advisor, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Ven. Chung Ohun Lee, Ph.D., Executive Director, UN & Interreligious Work, Won Buddhism International


Temple of Understanding | United Religions Initiative | Women’s Program of Religions for Peace

Published by Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith

Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith Office envisions a world where all individuals and communities live in peace and harmony based on the Buddhist principles of interdependency and interconnectedness. We are inspired by the example of Master Sotaesan, the founder of Won Buddhism, who was also a champion of gender equality, international peace and global cooperation.