Apply to attend UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2016

UN CSW 2011

WILPF will be sending a delegation to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, March 12-19, 2016 in New York City as part of WILPF’s UN Practicum in Advocacy, open to students and WILPF members.

Deadline is December 18, 2015

Delegates are selected to bring WILPF perspectives into conversations with government and NGO representatives, learn the ropes, and prepare to take UN advocacy strategies and campaigns back to their local branch and beyond. Applications are now being accepted from WILPF US members for the Local2Global program and from students from universities across the country as part of the UN Practicum in Advocacy. Delegates will contribute to the official documentation of both official and informal meetings. The Practicum and Local2Global programs will provide ample opportunities for peer-to-peer and intergenerational learning, exploration of career opportunities in international relations and increased competence in advocacy work.

Participants from both the Local2Global Program and the UN Practicum in Advocacy will interact closely throughout the week in order to encourage mentorship, comradery and knowledge exchange between delegates and strengthen the lasting effect the CSW has on participants.

For more information please contact Dixie Hairston, program coordinator for the UN Practicum in Advocacy  and Local2Global

Nondiscrimination statement: The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, religion or spiritual creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.

PHOTO: Norway Mission/Martin Lerberg Fossum. Thousands of activists, officials and politicians gather in mid-town Manhattan for the UN Commission on the Status of Women.