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March 2013

New Blog post at The Divine Feminine

A Tele-Circle Sharing Stories from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Along with several Gather the Women Regional Coordinators, I recently participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, which focused this year on eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls. This was a profound experience for us and we’d like to talk with you about it.

You are invited to join Suzan Nolan, Rowdy Brewick (both of South Dakota), Barbara Thorngren (New Hampshire) and Kathe (California) as we share stories and reflections on our experiences at the U.N.  And we want  to hear your wisdom as we deepen this exploration.

The call will be:

Monday, Mar. 18


Call in number is 712-432-1500

Access code 653823#.

Please join us for this lively and informative conversation.

Events at UN Commission on the Status of Women in NYC

I am heading for New York and ready for a week of events and conversations as women converge from around the world for UN Commission on the Status of Women. A reminder of the events we will co-anchor exploring this year’s theme of violence against women:


Saturday – March 2, 2013

10 am – 3 pm

Alchemy Project Exploratory Meeting

Marble Collegiate Church

1 West 29th Street

New York, NY  10001

Room 713

(near the corner of 5th and 29th)


Sunday – March 3

6-8 pm

WSF Local Circle

Quest Bookstore

240 East 53rd Street

New York, NY 10022


Monday, 4 March 2013

4:30 PM

Religion, Culture and Violence Against Women

(convened with Women’s Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions)

Guild Hall

Armenian Convention Center,

630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Tuesday – March 5, 2013

8:30 – 10  AM

Women as Spiritual Leaders: Transforming Violence

Grumman Room, 8th Floor

Church Center for the UN

777 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017


Wednesday – March 6, 2013

7-9 pm

Sacred Women’s Circle

Co-Hosted with Millionth Circle, Circle Connections, International Public Policy Institute, 5WCW and others

Chapel/ 1st floor –  Episcopal Church Center

815 Second Avenue

RSVP required: Susan Stanton –

"Kathe Schaaf is a gift for all of us looking for new authentic leadership models in these times of global change and challenge! Her honesty, energy and willingness to be vulnerable inspire deep commitment to making a better world. She has a wonderful way of igniting people to do the work they have come here to do and I personally have been kindled by her kindness, courage and visionary ways." — Clare Peterson, Gather the Women Canada
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