2012 Fellowship

Information about the 56th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference, February 25 – March 10, 2012 can be found by clicking here.

In accordance with its multi-year programme of work (ECOSOC resolution 2009/15), the 2012 priority theme of the Commission on the Status of Women is “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges”.

The Commission will also evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from its fifty-second session on “Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women”.

Summary of Fellows and Research

Five students were awarded 2012 WomenNC Fellowships from UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith College, and N.C. State University presented the following research topics and “best practice” support organizations to North Carolina citizens and at the United Nations:

  • Political Participation of Rural NC Women – Lillian’s List
  • The Importance of Community Health Systems for Rural NC Women – The HOPE Projects and North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program
  • Local Farmers Living in the Shadow of Monopolies – The Produce Box
  • Eliminating Sex Trafficking: Solutions for a Global and Local Crime and The Status of NC
  • Closing the Gap Bringing Women and Technology Together through Education – The Girls Inc.

Detailed Information

  • 2012 Student Fellows Research Papers, Presentations, and Reflections
  • Meet WomenNC’s 2012 Fellows
  • View Student Fellows 2012 CSW blog-posts
  • The fellows were featured in a few local magazines and newspapers.
    • Triangle Events – Jan 2012
    • News & Observer – Feb 2012

Global-to-Local Reflections at Community Forums

  • International Women’s Day, Panel Presentation – NC Central University, Durham, NC
  • UNA-Wake (United Nations Association) – Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
  • NC Council for Women Host: Women’s History Month – Raleigh, NC
  • Meredith College WomenNC Symposium & Reception – Raleigh, NC
  • UNC-Chapel Hill – Student Open Forum Event – Chapel Hill, NC
  • TEDx at NCSU – NC State University Campus, Raleigh, NC
  • AAUW Raleigh/Wake Branch Meeting – Raleigh, NC
  • UPFSA, New Era of Women Leadership 21st Century, Panel Presentation – Durham, NC
  • Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club – Cary, NC
  • NCAWA – North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys – Raleigh, NC
  • AAUW – Wilmington, NC
  • NCADA – North Carolina Association of Women Dentists – Raleigh, NC
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