May 16th at 6:04pm
CSW57 and Women with Disabilities
By Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.
President & Founder, Women Enabled, Inc. and USICD Board Member
“Every year, for two to three weeks surrounding March 8th, International Women’s Day, hundreds of women and allies from around the world gather in New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Government diplomats, international agency representatives, leaders of non-governmental organizations, especially women’s rights NGOs, share strategies, academic and field research, best practices, personal narratives, artistic expression, all with the objective of advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide. Official panels and NGO side events are crammed into an information-filled schedule, dazzling attendees as they decide which event to attend. Resolutions and the Final Conclusions document texts are debated, sometimes passionately. The gathering is energizing, informative, tearful, frustrating, but always a force that motivates action.
Unfortunately, not all women are as welcome as others.” Keep reading…