Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Rachel

This March, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the Beijing Plus 20 conference in NY, otherwise known as the UN’s 59th Commission on the Status of Women. It was incredibly exciting to be a participant in a UN conference and to meet and speak with other participants – members of NGOs, UN officials, … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Rachel

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Naomi

Going to the United Nations has always been a dream of mine. I am passionate about raising awareness regarding the status of women around the world, so attending the Commission on the Status of Women, also known as Beijing+20, was the opportunity of a lifetime. My first day at the conference, I was blown away … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Naomi

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

I had the opportunity of attending the first week of the CSW59 conference and had a wonderful experience. I loved watching the dynamics of the United Nations and the role that each representative played in the discussions. I was amazed at the complexity of diplomacy and how frustrating it can be at times. I met … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Nathalia

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Alaina

“The great challenge of this conference is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go unnoticed, whose words go unheard. Women comprise more than half the world’s population, 70% of the world’s poor, and two-thirds of those who are not taught to read and write. We are the primary caretakers for most of the … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Alaina

Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: William

The CSW59 conference was very influential.  While there I was able to attend many meetings, the most informative and influential of which I would like to report on. 1)      A New Framework for Gender Equality in Afghanistan.  This event was hosted by Afghan Women, with members of the government among those on the panel.  The … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: William