Women from several organizations around the world — including the Big Ocean Women based in Provo — plan to gather at the gates of the UN today at 5:45 EST to encourage inclusion of family language in the Post-2015 Agenda.
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 peaceful 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.”