Beginning in January of this year I started working as a intern of media and communications for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. The International Coordinating Team based in NYC is a small team of women making a huge impact working with women in grassroots organizations around the globe.
The past two weeks has marked the busiest time since I began working with the group as it was the 56th meeting of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women which:
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY supports the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). By playing an active role in the UN Community the NGO CSW, NY advocates for gender architecture reform at the UN, women’s rights and the advancement of women and girls worldwide. In its work with the NGO Committees on the Status of Women in Geneva and Vienna, the NGO CSW, NY supports the Beijing Platform for Action, UN Security Resolution 1325, the Millennium Development Goals, and CEDAW.
From participating in a training where the Nobel Peace Price Winner Leymah Gbowee spoke, to sitting in on the European/North American regional NGO caucus and conversation circles I have experienced many new and exciting aspects of the work I've been motivated by for years. Attending our member meeting last week with so many amazing women from around the globe including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Canada and Nepal was humbling.
This summer I will be working as a consultant for GNWP on their 1325 Monitoring Report which has been released for the past two years.