GPN is coordinating a field trip to New York on Monday, March 17 for the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The CSW is an annual gathering of UN Member States who come together to evaluate progress, identify challenges, and set global standards for the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Every March, NGO representatives also gather in New York to participate in the proceedings and hold their own events.
We will be attending official side events at the UN and meeting with WWS alumni working on gender equality in New York. All are welcome! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how the UN system works and to get to know some of the major issues and players in global gender equality.
Location: Off Campus
Date/Time: 03/17/14 at 10:00 am - 03/16/14 at 6:00 pm
Meeting with Margaret Hempel, MPA ‘89, Ford Foundation
Addressing violations of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV in health care settings (UNDP, UNAIDS)
Gender statistics and data revolution in the context of Post 2015 Agenda (UN Women Mexico, INMUJERES)
The Voices of African Women and Girls in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (UN Women, Special Youth Envoy of the Secretary General)
More than Mothers: Reflections on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the MDG's and the Post-2015 Agenda (OHCHR, Amnesty, Center for Reproductive Rights)
Care and Sustainable Economy in the Post 2015 Development Agenda (Germany, Uruguay)
Sharing strategies and best practices to enhance Economic Empowerment and Eradication of Poverty for women and girls (South Africa)
Meeting with former GPN co-chairs Betsy Hoody and Sarah Rich