"Willingness is not enough, you must act to protect human rights" Captain Maggie Hallahan
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) March 10, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion Photographer and Director, Captain Maggie Hallahan has partnered with content producer Charlene Goto of Go-To Productions, to create conversations around this watershed moment in women’s history: It is the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). And 2020 also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote in the United States. In recent years, the current American administration has distanced itself from the important mission of the United Nations to prevent war and protect Universal Human Rights though American Women such First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader in forming the United Nations.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
“We must stop the killing and start the healing because this is about all of us or none of us,” said Mattie Scott, who along with Maggie Collins, Sara Tasneem, Captain Maggie Hallahan and Stephanie O’Connor are dedicated to stopping sexual assault in the US Armed Forces, gun violence prevention, promote self-healing and change legislation on child marriage in America.
Captain Maggie Hallahan, who has been working with the United Nations and NGO’s partnering with the UN for 37 years, has a unique perspective on the history of International Women’s Day and how it evolved from the 1946 first United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Maggie Hallahan was a UN photographer in 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women where Hillary Clinton said “human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights once and for all”—inspiring women around the world.
“Consent does not exist in child marriage,” Sara Tasneem is a US forced child marriage survivor who will be going to the United Nations for her first time.
“Women + men = effective change,” says Maggie Collins, former US Marine and Iraq veteran ensuring that those who swear or affirm to serve the United States can do so safe from an enemy within their own ranks. The group has joined forces on the common causes of justice, Peace and Universal Human Rights, which date back to the UN’s charter declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1945 in San Francisco.
The delegates will discover innovate new strategies for gender equality during the podcast, which will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and all other major podcast platforms.
The podcast feed launched at 10am (PST) on March 8, 2020 to honor International Women’s Day. The program will begin debuting new content Episodes weekly, beginning on March 23, with a delegates open roundtable discussion.
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It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.
About The Commission on the Status of Women - (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.
About MHPV - The ad agency Maggie Hallahan Photography & Video, MHPV, Guides Companies Through A Collaborative Conceptual Process To The Action Of Creating Outstanding Visual Tools. In 2004, Captain Maggie founded to set new photography and video standards regarding representation of women in business. Maggie and her team at MHPV have become trusted advocates of diversity and inclusion in brand and marketing; creating positive impact and understanding on the importance of how women are featured in imagery with her Fortune 500 clients.
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Contact: Maggie Hallahan: 415-441-5300 Mattie Scott: 415-412-4169
Bio of the Delegates and Podcast Host/ Podcast Co-Host:
Advocate for: Diversity, prosperity, and peace.
ManUp Campaign consultative status with ECOSOC for the CSW64 UN Delegate based in California.
Maggie is an award-winning photographer, director, and US Coast Guard-licensed Captain. Her unique perspective is informed by over 25 years as a globally-respected photo-Journalist and her time as Captain and President of WOCC, a women's outrigger organization. Maggie has photographed for a number of major domestic and international publications such as Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel.
Her journalism work often overlapped with her localized marketing for the UNFPA, UN, and partner NGOs. Maggie is proudly WBENC-Certified.
In 2004, Maggie founded Maggie Hallahan Photography and Video (MHPV) to set new photography and video standards regarding representation of women in business. Maggie and her team at MHPV have become trusted advocates of diversity and inclusion in brand and marketing; creating positive impact and understanding on the importance of how women are featured in imagery for Fortune 500 clients including Adobe, the Disney Company and CBS.
Captain Maggie speaks on the history of International Women's Day which originated in the 1946 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Maggie worked as a UNFPA Photographer and Communications Liaison at the 1995 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing and multiple annual CSW’s at the UN Headquarters in New York. She is uniquely qualified to share actionable plans to achieve gender equality and her talks include UN data points on the 1/3 Gender Equality Hurdle and the Art of Intergenerational Discussions.
Maggie is one of many who believe to be willing is not enough. We must act now to get over 33% hurdle women decision-makers in government and business in order to attain critical mass. Hear more on this and other topics in her podcast “Intergenerational Dialogues"
Advocate for: Health, healing, support and restoration services for victims of senseless gun violence and violence from homicide. ManUp Campaign consultative status with ECOSOC for the CSW64 UN Delegate based in California.
Mattie Scott is the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation (H4OF&ON), Mattie is a 23-year veteran in the fields of violence prevention, gun violence survivorship, and activism. She is also San Francisco Chapter Leader of Mothers-in-Charge and San Francisco Brady United California State President. Mattie is a delegate and works in prevention advocacy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A mother who has dedicated her life to violence prevention, intervention, and educational awareness, Mattie is on a nationwide mission to address the root causes of senseless gun violence and violence period. Mattie’s faith carried her through the tragic shooting death of her youngest son, George C. Scott, who was shot and killed on July 17, 1996 at the age of 24 while attending a graduation party in his San Francisco neighborhood. George’s sons, Gabriel and Kyron, were ages 2 and 5 at the time of their father’s demise. The day after George’s shooting was Gabriel’s sixth birthday. Mattie had to call her grandson who was waiting on his father’s call to tell him the sad news and the scream she heard over the phone is what wakes her up every day to do her work to help others. Mattie also lost a nephew, Timothy Scott, 23, to gun violence in 2007 and a niece, Kiesha Walker, 24, to suicide stemming from bullying on social media.
Mattie’s work includes outreach with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, No More Tears San Quentin Prison, youth, families, California and faith-based communities. She also actively partners with local, state, and national elected officials as an agent for change. Mattie has served on a number of boards, including the San Francisco Chief of Police African American Police Advisory Board, the Westside Community Services Advisory board, and is Board President of Freedom West Housing Corporation. She has won many prestigious awards on local, state, and national levels. Mattie’s desire for us is to “stop the killing and start the healing,” because this is about “all of us or none of us.” Join the movement for real peace and real change.
Survivor Advocate for: Ending child marriage in the United States. ManUp Campaign consultative status with ECOSOC for the CSW64 UN Delegate based in California.
Sara Tasneem is a forced child marriage survivor. As a mentor and activist, she works publicly to enact legislation that would legally ban child marriage in 48 states. Sara works to create awareness of child marriage in the United States by sharing her story across national and international media outlets, through educational seminars, public speaking events, and by lobbying legislative bodies to end child marriage. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
Sara volunteers as a mentor to young girls and women who are leaving their abusive forced child marriages and is a member of the steering committee for the National Coalition to End Child Marriage in the United States, She works with multiple non-profits along with other survivors to create a network of survivor led advocacy to end child marriage in the U.S.
At just fifteen, Tasneem was forced to marry a 28-year-old stranger. Sadly, she is not alone. Statistics from non-profit Unchained At Last report that 248,000 children as young as 12 were married in the United States between 2000 and 2010. 86% of child marriages in the U.S. happen to girls marrying adult men (Frontline, 2017). According to Sara, ending child marriage in the United States is an uphill battle because each state must approve new bills limiting the age of marriage to 18. Many states, including California, are reticent to pass such bills because of age-old patriarchal views of marriage and pregnancy. In 2017, Delaware and New Jersey passed the marriage laws necessary to limit the age of marriage to 18 with no exceptions. After the age of 18, individuals are considered adults and can access the vital services they might need if they experience abuse or want to divorce their partners. Currently, 48 out of 50 states still allow children under the age of 18 to marry with parental consent. Join Sara in her fight to end child marriage in California today by signing her petition at https://www.change.org/.
Advocate for: Stopping gender oppression in and of our military. ManUp Campaign consultative status with ECOSOC for the CSW64 UN Delegate, based in California.
Former Sergeant Maggie Collins served as an active duty United States Marine for 5 years during the “Global War on Terror,” serving a tour in Iraq in 2005. As a Marine, Maggie bore witness to and experienced the indoctrinated culture of sexual dominance and violence that was intrinsic to her military training and service. Events of sexual harassment, intimidation and violence were common throughout the ranks.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) defines some parameters that guide Commanders when incidents of sexual assault are reported. However, they still have sufficient leeway to kill a report before it even makes it to military law enforcement. They can protect predators and punish victims . . . or not. They are akin to police officer, lawyer and judge . . . and both the accused and accuser may be under their command. Given the role of Commanders, the UCMJ proves it is wholly unprepared to protect service members from predators. Once the crime is perpetrated, the cultural, social, legal and political systems in place actually serve to protect perpetrators and re-victimize survivors.
All of this can abate with thoughtful, planned change.
Maggie is researching and networking to find the best actionable solutions to ensure that those who swear or affirm to serve the United States can do so safe from an enemy within their own ranks.
Advocate For: Ending ethnic health care disparities. ManUp Campaign consultative status with ECOSOC for the CSW64 UN Delegate based in California.
Stephanie is a visual storyteller and entrepreneur. She is a photojournalist, radio commentator, start-up branding consultant and travel industry expert regarding the African diaspora. Her extensive research and market development in Southern Africa helped her speak to the similar conditions Black women across the diaspora are facing.
Stephanie leads from the heart and believes in applying cultural sensitivity to all perspectives to reach team goals. Her life experiences have brought her to see her unique mission, which is to influence people to begin the hard journey of self-care to harvest the benefit of strong body and mind.
Until recently, there were more undernourished people in the world than those that are over- weight. Our world has recently flipped to the other side of that pendulum, and there are now more overweight people on our planet than undernourished. This creates alarming problems that Stephanie has personally witnessed in her own life and in the lives of the diverse women in her global community. In her work to address that, Stephanie’s discussions center on how to create new tools that we’ve never had to create before on such a mass scale in society. She believes the secret is two-fold: 1) Act locally within your own kitchen and your own family and in your own body, and 2) Act globally and responsibly by leveraging your political power and community.
The world's population growth will begin its radical decline in year 2040, which will mean in America, people of color who have unjust lack of access of health education and qualified health professionals must come together to overcome obesity and nutrition-related illnesses. Stephanie is helping communities claim their sovereignty to lead a healthy and happy life.
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