CWA’s Crouse to Speak at United Nations

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Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., senior fellow of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA’s) Beverly LaHaye Institute, will speak on March 3 at a panel presentation during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

Titled “Data-Driven Social Policy: What Does Research Say is Really Best for Women,” the presentation also features Patrick Fagan of the Heritage Foundation and Sophie Aguirre, Ph.D., of Catholic University of America. Pia de Solenni, Ph.D., of Family Research Council, will introduce the speakers.

Dr. Crouse will present data illustrating how marriage benefits women, children and nations. She said, “Certain negative cultural transformations are inevitable and predictable from the breakdown of marriage, and they have profound ramifications for both people and public policies.”

The speakers will address delegates to the CSW, which meets February 28-March 11 at U.N. headquarters. This year’s Commission will include an appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Outcome Document, which were enacted at the CSW held in Beijing in 1995.

“The Beijing Platform for Action has had far more impact than it should have because former first lady Hillary Clinton was committed to seeing its provisions enacted in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Crouse. “The Clinton administration set up task forces in all the federal agencies specifically to implement the Platform for Action.”

Sponsors of the panel are: The Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, Red Familia, International Federation for Family Development, Family Research Council and Religious Freedom Coalition.

Dr. Crouse and Wendy Wright, CWA’s senior policy director, will represent CWA at the CSW as they lobby at the international level for pro-life and pro-family concerns. Miss Wright is heading up pro-life lobbying at the event. Dr. Crouse served previously as an official U.S. delegate to the 2002 Children’s Summit and the 2003 Commission on the Status of Women.

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