What Every Little Girl Should Know: A letter to my newborn niece

A letter to my newborn niece, Winifred Virginia. Born on September 22, 2017. Dear little Winnie, Looking back on my 23 years of life, there are few moments as joyful as the day of your birth. I felt an inexplicable sense of gratefulness as I held you and looked into your eyes for the very … Continue reading What Every Little Girl Should Know: A letter to my newborn niece

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Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Rainie

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt   Being granted the opportunity to attend the 59th session on the Commission on the Status of Women was truly a dream come true. Since deciding that I would pursue studies in international relations as an incoming freshmen at the … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Rainie

Special Edition: Gender and Climate Change: Case study La Guajira, Colombia. — by María Catalina Monroy H. and Juan Pablo Vallejo A.

As soon as we landed in Riohacha (La Guajira´s capital), we both concluded: “Yes, definitely Riohacha is hotter than last year”. The heat was unbearable, and so was our body temperature. Only two years passed since our last visit, and we now could feel, breathe, suffer and understand what temperature rise really meant. Making our … Continue reading Special Edition: Gender and Climate Change: Case study La Guajira, Colombia. — by María Catalina Monroy H. and Juan Pablo Vallejo A.