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We Want YOU To Represent Us at The United Nations!

The UN Commission on the Status of Women is the global policy body for women’s issues. Representatives of government meet together annually in New York to discuss how to improve the status of women, watched on by a large contingent of NGO activists. The CSW has supported the development of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of
Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol, and the development of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.

It all goes down on Monday 13 March to Friday 24th March, and the theme is "women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”.

The Commission will also evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from its fifty-eighth session in 2014 on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.
Read more here!

We think it's super important to have a wide variety of voices and experience at the table, especially that of young women. If you're interested, we want you to represent us!

YWCA Australia will be sending a delegation of 3 to 6 Members to CSW 2017. Different types of positions are available depending on eligibility.
Grab the opportunity: Apply! You don’t have to be able to answer every question on the application perfectly. Our delegation will bring together newbies and old hands.
YWCA Australia Board has approved funding support from the Member and Staff Development Fund to support participation at CSW. The positions available include:

• One position for a young woman supported by a partial scholarship, to the value of
$1,700; and
• Up to 3 positions to be fully self-funded.

Come with us to the Big Apple! Download the application form!


* If you're a YVic Member, you'll need to get in touch so we can approve your application! Email us here.