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Spotlight on the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

7 April 2017

The theme of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) was “economic empowerment of women in the changing world of work.” UI Staff were joined by 11 delegates from our member congregations. Over the course of the two-week Commission, UNANIMA co-sponsored two side-events as an organization, supported two events as a member of […]

Town Hall Event with UN SG Antonio Guterres

7 April 2017

The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres continued breaking new ground at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). Keeping a promise to do things differently, Guterres held an unprecedented “Town Hall” meeting at which civil society representatives were given the opportunity to share their most pressing concerns with him directly and to […]

Presentation of 2017 Woman of Courage Award at CSW Event

7 April 2017

  One of the highlights of CSW61 was an event co-sponsored by UNANIMA, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, the Sisters of Mercy, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons, and the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking entitled Inherent Dignity, Real […]

Good Shepherd Sister Speaks Passionately on Human Trafficking at CSW61

7 April 2017

At the CSW61 event during which UI presented our 2017 Woman of Courage Award (see previous post) Winifred Doherty, RGS, spoke critically about how women are conditioned from a young age to undervalue themselves and understand their bodies as objects and themselves as commodities. Drawing on examples and expertise of her Sisters work at the […]

RJM Students from Mexico Visit UN and UNANIMA

7 April 2017

In early March, a group of young women from a secondary school in Mexico run by the Religious of Jesus and Mary, traveled to New York City to compete in a “Model UN” competition being held near UN Headquarters. Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which secondary schools around the world are engaged. Schools […]

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