This year marked WomenNC’s tenth year as an organization. However, that is not the only thing we’re celebrating this holiday season. 2018 was pivotal for WomenNC in multiple ways.
We sent five scholars from UNC-Chapel Hill and Meredith College to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) in March. In the fall, we achieved a record-breaking number of ten scholars from Bennett College, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University to attend CSW63.
WomenNC is now affiliated with the RTI Gender Global Center; where our scholars are matched with research mentors who provide leadership training.
We received consultative status with the United Nations, strengthening our stance and independence at Commission on the Status of Women.
WomenNC passed CEDAW in the city of Durham; where the city must align and strengthen its policies with the CEDAW model. Durham is the first CEDAW city in NC! #CEDAW
We strengthened our community partnerships with the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement, UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, Bennett College, Duke University, ERA NC Alliance, and twelve local organizations that aim to build a stronger framework for the NC Coalition for CEDAW.
We could not achieve these milestones without the help of our supporters and friends of WomenNC, and I am thankful to all that helped us reach this point!
It takes all of us to build a community that honors women’s human rights.
Best wishes during this holiday season!
Founder and Executive Director of WomenNC
“I am so grateful and humbled by the opportunity to be a WomenNC Scholar, and I wish to share this experience with other young women in North Carolina. Thank you WomenNC for the chance to present research at the United Nations and explore essential dialogue with students and activists from around the world. I would have never seen this chance to combine entrepreneurship, mobile innovation, and public health as crossroads of change without this fellowship!” – 2014 Scholar, Abby Bouchon