UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka

cordially invites you to the launch of UN Women’s global campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing.

Speakers include United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson; Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and other eminent personalities, along with renowned musical artists Women of the World, Girl Be Heard and spoken-word artist Carlos Andrés Gómez.

26 June 2014, 5–7 p.m. EDT
Apollo Theater
253 W 125th Street, New York


PLEASE NOTE that that guests must bring a printout of their reservation confirmation to the event for entry.

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Dear colleagues,

With a heavy heart I am writing to let you know about Catherine White, one of the longest standing members of IAWRT and first Vice President of the USA Chapter. Catherine passed away on Sunday, June 8th, after succumbing to cancer. 

USA Chapter and IAWRT board member Sheila Dallas Katzman said her enthusiasm to serve and deep love for the association will be remembered forever. Catherine was, just a few months ago, honored at the CSW with a Lifetime Achievement Award for over fifty years of service to IAWRT.

IAWRT President Racheal Nakitare said: “She always found time to hold a meeting all the years I have been to the CSW. I always remember our first lunch at Rockerfeller in 2009 was fully sponsored by Catherine and Leila. 
“Her attention to grooming and etiquette is so alive. I can’t forget the shock on her face, mixed with pleasure at the last dinner when we honored her in March – I’m so glad we did.” 

Catherine was also the second vice president of the UNDPI/NGO Executive Committee.
The USA Chapter will issue a remembrance piece in due course. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. Rest in peace Catherine.

Violet Gonda
IAWRT board Secretary.

Dear IAWRT-member,

Would you like to screen your film at an international film festival in Norway?

IAWRT Norway has several times presented films from our international members at the annual Films from the South festival in Oslo.

The festival focuses its work around films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It aims to be a forum for cultural exchange. In 2014 the festival will be held from the 9th-19th of October.

We would like to present one or more films at this year’s festival, too. There is also the possibility of inviting one filmmaker to Oslo for the screening.

We are especially looking for documentaries, but fiction films are also welcome.

Have you made a film or do you know of any good films involving women from Asia, Africa or Latin America?

We hope to see many suggestions from our members.

Please send a short description of the film to [email protected]. If the film is online, we would appreciate a link as well.

Send a copy of the film on DVD to this address:
Ida Kvittingen
Vetlandsveien 76
0685 Oslo

You can use this address even if you send it by DHL, FedEx or similar express services.

We need to have the films by the 20th of June in order for the festival to consider them.

You can read more about the Films from the South festival here:

Best regards,
Ida Kvittingen
IAWRT Norway board member