In light of recent controversies and current events dividing our nation, we are reminded of the ongoing critical need to raise a generation that honors women’s human rights.
WomenNC is pleased in honor of its 10th anniversary to announce the 2018-2019 cohort of 10 passionate, powerful local college and university students who will take part in the Juanita M. Bryant UN CSW Leadership Training Program. The 2018-2019 CSW Scholars hail from Bennett College, Duke University, NC State University, and UNC Chapel Hill. Encouraging young leaders to join us in our work, WomenNC’s CSW Student Leadership Program is a unique opportunity for students to research a specific issue facing women in a particular North Carolina community and develop specific policy recommendations to improve the current conditions.
Students will present their findings to audiences at the local level in North Carolina at WomenNC’s 10th Annual Local-to-Global Forum on February 28, 2019 (save the date; more details to come) and at the global level at the United Nations Annual CSW Conference in New York in March 2019. Results of student research policy projects form a foundation for gender analysis component of CEDAW initiative in North Carolina cities and counties. In collaboration with the Durham County Women’s Commission, Durham Mayor’s Council for Women, and the Wake County Commission for Women, student research reports will be used to educate local government and advocate for policy change and budget allocation.