WomenNC’s 2015 Fellowship Team is traveling next week to the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held at the United Nations in New York! WomenNC will join over eight thousand women, men, and girls from around the world to review the status of women 20 years after the 1995 Beijing 4th World Conference on Women.
Join WomenNC Fellows on Wednesday, March 11, 2:30-4pm at the Church Center (10th floor), U.N. Plaza, where they’ll present their research on the status of women in North Carolina to a global audience. Seven 2015 Fellows from Duke University, Meredith College, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, will highlight research and best practice community partner solutions at CSW. ( WomenNC CSW Fellows Panel Details)
In addition to their panel presentation, WomenNC Fellows will participate in over 20 governmental and NGO events and meet with influential leaders including U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell, NY Representative Carolyn Maloney, and Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
WomenNC will also partner with the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women at CSW; coordinating three panels of specialists, including WomenNC’s founder and President, Beth Dehghan, to discuss CEDAW, government and civil society roles in advancing the status of women, and other special topics on gender equality. These back-to-back sessions take place on Wednesday March 11, starting at 10a.m. at the Armenian Convention Center, B1. (SanFran CSW Panel Details )
WomenNC will bring their global experiences from CSW back to North Carolina, presenting their reflections of the conference to the community at a symposium on April 9th at UNC-Chapel Hill’s FedEx Global Education Center; details to follow.
Hope you can join us at CSW on March 11th to hear these passionate young leaders and Advocates for Change.