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Christian charity backs UN conference on women

by Hannah Tooley

The UN Conference on the Status of Women is holding two weeks of discussions about global policy and gender equality.

States will investigate new global standards for policy-making and look at the impact this has on the day-to-day life of women.

Jenny Vaughan is the Activism Officer at Catholic charity Progressio, which supports women to empower themselves.

She has been at the Conference and told Premier: "We're very much there to observe what governments are thinking, to observe what different members of civil society from different countries are saying.

"But it's a real privilege for civil society to be able to engage in the way that we are at this conference, because so many UN events happen behind very much closed doors - so Conference on the Status of Women is amazing because it gives a vibrancy to the conference."

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