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
What defines you? If you had to choose one category what would it be? Your gender? Your sexuality? Race? Social class? Nationality? And would this category always hold the same relevance to your identity? As a society, we tend to prioritize. In some situations, we are women first and members of a minority or majority … Continue reading Why We Need Intersectionality
“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
Participating in the 59th Commission on the Status of Women/Beijing +20 conference was an incredible experience for which I am extremely grateful to have been a part of. During the last four days of the conference, I was able to attend a variety of events that focused on topics such as the need for data … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Savanna
When the WomanStats Project first started to plan the CSW59/Beijing +20, I will admit that I was the most skeptical about our participation. We had never participated in something of this magnitude before, and I did not know how we were going to be able to pull it off. In my mind, our plan was … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Lauren
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.