The 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference, will be held March 10-21, 2014 in New York City, more details by clicking here.
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2009/15), the 2014 priority theme of the Commission on the Status of Women is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)* for women and girls”.
The Commission will also evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from its fifty-fifth session on “Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work”.
WomenNC thanks all the CSW Fellowship Applicants who submitted their completed applications, essays and references.
The 2014 Fellowship applicant pool was one of the most qualified group we have had the pleasure to review. They not only excel academically, with impressive track records of community and collegiate service, but many have global experience that will enhance their local-to-global-to-local WomenNC connection.
WomenNC proudly awards the following students as the 2014 CSW Fellows:
- Noreen Elnady, a Junior at Meredith College, is majoring in International Studies & Political Science and minoring in Spanish.
- Isabella Higgins is a double major in Women’s Studies & Sociology, with a minor in Hispanic Studies, and is a Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Alexandria (Alex) Polk is a Sophomore at NCSU, majoring in International Studies/Political Science, and minoring in Economics.
- Sarah Scrivens is a Women’s Studies major, as a Junior at Duke University, minoring in Religion and African & African American Studies.
- Max Seunik is a Senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, pursing degrees in Public Health Policy & Management, Global Studies, while minoring in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies.
- Amy Watson, is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Social & Economic Justice, as a Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In the next four months, WomenNC’s 2014 Fellows will formulate their fellowship topic as it pertains to the 58th CSW Theme (Millennium Development Goals) and in conjunction with an issue challenging women in North Carolina. Their intensive research includes partnering with regional North Carolina organizations exhibiting best-practice efforts, and will culminate in a local-to-global panel presentation at the United Nations’ 2014 Commission on the Status of Women Conference in New York.
Click on WomenNC 2013 Student Fellowship Bios & stay tuned for upcoming details regarding research topics, and upcoming presentation forums.
SAVE-the-DATE : Evening of Thursday, February 20, 2014, when WomenNC’s 2014 Fellows will share their findings with the North Carolina community at the Institute for Emerging Issues, located in the Hunt Library at NC State University Centennial Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina. More details to follow!