Thursday, February 17, 2011

Go On! Disabilities event

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

A program entitled "Expanding Access to Education and Employment Opportunities for Girls and Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fields – Strategy for Action!" will be held 1:15-2:45 p.m. on February 23, 2011, at Conference Room 4 of the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
It's inspired by a theme of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women set to run from February 22 to March 4: “access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.”
Cosponsors for this event are Akiko Ito (top left), Chief of the Secretariat for the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Stephanie Ortoleva (near left), Senior Human Rights Legal Advisor of BlueLaw International LLP.

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