Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Margaret

“Wow, New York is amazing!” said a lady from Mali in a beautiful bogolan dress. I nodded in agreement and asked her what she loved most. New York is a beautiful city. There was so much to do here - places to eat, museums to visit, the statue of liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the list … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Margaret

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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: Hailey

Perspective Change: While at Beijing+20, I realized the area of feminism that I am most passionate about is gender-based violence.  Violence against women in all spheres of life should be eradicated.  One of the best ways to bring about change is through awareness and education. When people are aware of the consequences of violence and … Continue reading Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Hailey

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