WHERE WE STAND ON AS A TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S!

Excellencies, Mr. Faircloth, Colleagues, and Friends,
I am Sermin Özçilingir, President of the Turkish Women’s League of America (TWLA).
We are very excited to be a part of as one of the co-sponsors of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY AND SECULARISM” program.  
In my speech, I would like to relate our organization’s mission and programs with SDG-5 and SDG-16 in connection with the secular education and democratic societies and institutions.
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WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT ALL OUR LIFE. AND WE HAVE TO BE VIGOROUS.

“We face every single day and in all over the world, gender base violence, gender related killings, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence… the list is long. Knowing that women’s rights are never to be taken granted and always questioned and postponed with several excuses like political, economic, religious crises. We must remain vigilent all our life. And we have to be vigorous.”
Presented by Fatma AYTAÇ, Red Pepper Association (Kırmızı Biber Derneği)
Co-Founder and UN-Representative

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“WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”*


“We should always remember that without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is conceivable.”

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP) at
UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW)’s 63rd Session | Side Event
Organized by Bangladesh and GMCoP on “WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”
Presented at the
United Nations Conference Room A
New York,   21 March 2019

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HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES AND SECULARISM IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER

Sean FAIRCLOTH, Author, “Attack of the Theocrats: How The Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About it” & Former Mayor and State Senator of Bangor, Maine, presented below Keynote Speech on Secularism.

Faircloth’s Keynote Speech on “Secularism” of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM” Event, which took place at the Salvation Army Intl. Social Justice Commission in NYC on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Presented by The Light Millennium
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WE AIM TO BRING BACK THE “SECULARISM” CONCEPT INTO THE DISCUSSION IN CORRELATION WITH THE UNSCR 1325 AND SDGs TO THE UN GROUND

Concept Note:
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security

And
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17
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MADAM ATATÜRK: THE FIRST LADY OF MODERN TURKEY

“Behind every great man is a strong woman” – so goes the old saying.  Unfortunately, many of these strong women have been air-brushed out of the history books.
by İpek Çalışlar, translated into English by Feyza Howell
Book Review by Harvey TORDOFF
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SİLAHLANMAYA AYRILMIŞ OLAN PAY, BM’nin 2030 HEDEFLERİ ÖNÜNDEKİ EN BÜYÜK ENGELDİR.

SİLAH ÜRETİMİ – KÜRESEL YOKSULLUK VE İNSAN HAKLARI:
2030 BM SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ
ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI –  Bölüm II  – Yazan: Naci KAPTAN
DÜNYA SİLAHLANDIKÇA YOKSULLAŞIYOR…
SİLAH ÜRETİMİ
BM TÜRKİYE DERGİSİ  Temmuz – Eylül 2012 tarihli sayısında BM genel Sekreteri Ban Ki-moon silahlanma için şöyle diyordu:
“Aşırı silahlanmış dünyamızda barış için ayrılan kaynaklar yetersiz kalıyor.  Uluslararası silah ticaretiyle ilgili yetersiz seviyedeki yasalar insanların korkunç bedeller ödemesine yol açıyor. Geçtiğimiz ay, birbiri ile çatışan çıkarlar bu alanda büyük bir ihtiyaç haline gelen uluslararası bir anlaşmaya varılmasına engel oldu. Buna ilave olarak, küresel boyutta güçlü ve artan bir şekilde desteklenmesine rağmen, nükleer silahsızlanma çabalarında da ilerleme sağlanamadı.”

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2030 BM SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ VE SİLAH ÜRETİMİ 

ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI | Bölüm I  –  Naci KAPTAN
BM’ye üye olan ülkeler, daha iyi bir Dünya, daha sağlıklı, mutlu insanlar ve yaşanabilir  bir çevre,  için bir araya gelerek,  aşağıda özetini verdiğim SÜRDÜREBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ (BM ve TÜRKİYE  2030 SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ “İstediğimiz Gelecek” (The Future We Want) için, BM Genel Kurulu nezdindeki tüm üyeler, ortak bir karar çıkarttılar ve 2015 yılından itibaren ise bu amaçla BM nezdinde ve ülke ve bölge kapsamında çalışmalara başlanmıştır.
‘Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma’ kavramı ise ilk kez, 1987 yılında Dünya Çevre ve Kalkınma Komisyonu’nca hazırlanan Brundtland Raporu’nda “Bugünün gereksinimlerini, gelecek kuşakların gereksinimlerini karşılama yeteneğinden ödün vermeden karşılayan kalkınma” olarak tanımlanmıştır.*1*

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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.