March 14, 2019: The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, organizer of the Global Energy Parliament, is at the United Nations in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63). IVPT holds consultative status, as an NGO, to the United Nations ECOSOC and participates in UN meetings to advocate for GEP's resolutions on various issues influencing policy and to build relationships with likeminded NGOs and individuals. More than 5,000 NGOs are present at this world largest gathering on women's issues, and 200 country ministers have spoken in the event, which lasts from 11th to 22nd of March 2019.
CSW63 is discussing about social protection systems for women. In our written statement for CSW63 we said, "Social protection systems for women and girls should take into account not only physical protection but also emotional and intellectual protection.
"Society must also develop a greater understanding and appreciation for what womanhood is.
"If we want serious changes to society, we must implement changes at the root level, in education. A new method of education is crucial--an education where people, knowledge and the world outside are not mere objects but related to the subject (the learner). Education for Total Consciousness is such a complete system of education. It integrates both subjective and objective learning, and the learner becomes a real human being, aware of his/her connection to the universe, world, nation, society, and environment.
"Protection, empowerment, equality, compassion, love and service of, by, and for women, can become the life’s breath of the next generation if they are educated in this way. Therefore we strongly advocate that all nations, implement the Education for Total Consciousness teaching methodology in their schools."
The Global Energy Parliament includes discussion of these issues in its global sessions, as well as advocacy for changes to national and international policy.