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

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Reflections on CSW59/Beijing +20: Savanna

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

Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

This past weekend, I attended the “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” program hosted by Texas A&M, which is designed to get women involved in politics. The daylong event, a collaborate effort between Running Start and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), encourages college age women to run for student government and future political office, … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Women in Politics — by AMG

Focusing on the Heart — by GMK

February is National Heart Month, which means there is no better time to discuss the unique health-related challenges women face, particularly when it comes to women’s heart health. Heart disease is a major health problem for women and is one of the medical problems where it is important to know how it impacts men and … Continue reading Focusing on the Heart — by GMK

Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

The Beijing+20 platform for action has 12 critical areas of concern: women and the environment, women in power and decision-making, the girl child, women and the economy, women and poverty, violence against women, human rights of women, education and training of women, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, women and health, women and the … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH

Let’s talk about what happens when people die. By which I mean, what happens to MONEY when people die. I don’t mean to trivialize death, or grief – I’ve experienced my share of both. But today I want to deal with inheritance – the practical matter of who gets the money (or the land, or … Continue reading Women, Death, and Inheritance — by RMH