Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Girl Scouts and Girl Guides attending The United Nation's 54th Commission on the Status of Women

What is The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)? CSW is a functional commission of the the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. For a better understanding of CSW and its' history, go here.

This year, Girl Delegates are representing the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts(WAGGGS), at the commission - as well as me! I will be reporting from the front lines as our WAGGGS Delegation lobbies to change the inequality of girls and young women worldwide, which leads to their being disproportionately burdened by many of the issues affecting humankind. They will approach country delegations at the CSW and work with UN agencies, other Non-Governmental Organizations, committees and caucuses to make sure girls stay at the center of attention when deciding policies and programs. Please stay posted for stories and news from The 54th Commission on the Status of Women.