New York: Mormon Women Among Group Requesting Inclusion of Family at United Nations Conference



Women from several organizations around the world — including the Big Ocean Women (BOW) based in Provo — plan to gather at the gates of the UN today at 5:45 EST to demand inclusion of family language in the Post-2015 Agenda.
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Provo’s Carolina Allen (founder of Big Ocean Women) and Susan Roylance (International Policy and Social Development Coordinator for the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society) collaborate on wording to announce their demonstration at the U.N.

These faith-based women gathered in a Staples near the U.N. to make hundreds of small flyers asking women to gather to present a Declaration of Women. They then dispersed to spread the information to family-friendly delegates and attendees of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women.
In addition, the demonstration will include the Be WoMan campaign with “+9″ signs, which signify that life began nine months before birth.
Provo’s Carolina Allen, president of Big Ocean Women, says, “We join hands with women from all over the world to support motherhood and families, and request the U.N. to include us in their Post-2015 Agenda.”
Source: UtahValley360

3/18/2014 Press Release: Women Demand Inclusion of the Family in the UN Post-2015 Agenda

Women from several organizations around the world gathered at the gates of the UN on Wednesday, March 18th, to support the inclusion of family language in the Post-2015 Agenda.
The women represent 130 NGOs from 40 countries over five continents, including Brazil, Guatemala, Canada, Bolivia, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Central African Republic, Cuba, New Zealand and the United States. Other women attending the Commission on the Status of Women joined hands with these women -- in support of the women promoting the importance of the family in the United Nations activities in the next 15 years.
A Declaration of Women, created by the Professionals for Ethics organization, was presented.
The women gathered at the gates were holding signs which said “+9” – representing the nine months before they were born. “We declare that life begins 9 months before our birth,” said Susan Roylance, the International Policy and Social Development Coordinator for the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society.
Carolina Allen, President of Big Ocean Women, declared their organization’s support for the family and motherhood and stated that “we join hands with women from all-over the world to support mothers and families, and request the U.N. to include us in their Post-2015 Agenda.”
For further information contact:
Susan Roylance: 801-440-8120
Carolina Allen: 801-362-4671

Note from BOW founder, Carolina Allen, on how we can help today:
Note from founder: "Miracles have happened and somehow Susan Roylance is backing a historic demonstration outside the UN in behalf of our plea to include the family in the post 2015 agenda!!
Please help us mobilize more women that can help us create momentum via social media. We need your help and that of your friends back at home."

Please use these hashtags in all communications when sharing about this event: #BigOceanWomen #CSW59 #post2015agenda

To follow this event head on over to Facebook NOW and LIKE their Page: https://www.facebook.com/bigoceanwomen

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Kathryn Skaggs

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