Episcopal Church input requested for annual United Nations event

Posted Aug 6, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church, joining with other advocacy partners, is requesting input from members across the church in ascertaining information that will form the foundation of the church’s presence and participation at the 2013 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting.

A survey has been prepared to solicit comments and suggestions: http://www.formstack.com/forms/dfms-cswsurvey

The priority theme for the 2013 UNCSW is “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.”

“The Episcopal Church will participate in the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, joining once again with Ecumenical Women, a coalition of Christian churches, and ecumenical organizations, in advocacy related to the 2013 theme,” noted Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Officer for Global Relations. “Advocacy depends on feedback from women, men and young people across the Church.  We would like to hear from as many Episcopalians as possible. Please complete the questionnaire so your voice is heard on this important topic.”

The survey, prepared jointly by Ecumenical Women with input from the Episcopal Church and other churches, is available here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/dfms-cswsurvey

The survey can be completed either by individuals or by a group. The survey is only 11 questions.  No name is required; demographic information is limited to the location of the respondent and gender.

Deadline to participate in the survey is September 1.

Data from the surveys will be submitted automatically to the Episcopal Church and Ecumenical Women upon submission. From the answers, advocacy priorities will be formulated and a joint written statement prepared to be submitted to UNCSW for the 2013 event.

For more information contact Lynnaia Main.