By Zuleika Frost, YWA Advance Delegate 2016 UNESCO estimates that there are currently 98 million girls missing out on secondary education worldwide. That’s over 10 times the total population of London who are missing out on quality education, and...READ MORE
By Maya Wilson-Autzen, YWA Advance 2016 Delegate Sex. I can remember learning what it is, biologically speaking, and what periods are, but sadly this spans the entirety of my sex education until the age of around 14. More sadly, this is the case...READ MORE
I was incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to go to CSW61, I was accredited by Widow’s Right’s International and it’s thanks to them and the kind invitation of NAWO that I was able to attend. I enjoyed going to panel...READ MORE
Attending CSW was a life changing experience in a completely positive way for me. Having the opportunity to go to The United Nations has allowed me to learn about issues I had never heard of before and often altered my opinion or let me view an...READ MORE
For me, the opportunity to attend CSW61 has been utterly incredible. I have been able to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing women and girls from all over the world and I have learnt about how I, as a young woman, can help work towards gender equality. CSW has also given me the opportunity to develop my confidence and communication skills by talking to people from different cultures and backgrounds and I have learnt how to network and ask questions, all of which are invaluable skills. All in all, the trip was an amazing experience which I will remember for the rest of my life. I would like to thank everyone that played a part in allowing me to attend CSW61, namely the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations for providing me with such a brilliant experience and to the Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform for accrediting me.
Testimonial by Lucy Owen
While being at CSW, I felt that I learnt so much about issues that I had never even heard about, this has really opened my eyes to the struggles of women globally and not just in the UK. Not only that but I feel as if I’ve gained so much confidence in public speaking from my experience, I now feel that I can confidently address an audience about a variety issues with eloquence. The whole experience has really broaden my horizons and made me realise that I can make a difference in society.
Scarlett Walton a testimonial
The CSW was the most amazing experience that I have ever had. It meant so much to me as I could express my views to an audience that I wouldn’t have been able to do in my current situation. I learnt so much about issues which I never knew...READ MORE
I’d like to begin by extending my thanks to NAWO and Widows for Peace through Democracy, as well as to Zarin Hainsworth, for giving me the overwhelming experience of being able to visit the United Nations at the 61st Commission on the Status of...READ MORE
By Precious Kennedy-Hamilton, YWA Advance 2016 Delegate In these turbulent times, it feels like I have forgotten about positive news stories, yet the moving photographs of the Women’s March reminded me that I am a proud feminist. The dress code...READ MORE
By Zuleika Frost, YWA Advance 2016 Delegate As part of the YWA Advance project run by NAWO, I have learned about activism and young women’s roles to play in calling for their rights, as well as the legal structures in place to guide and enforce...READ MORE
By Catherine Walters, YWA Advance 2016 Delegate For me, the best thing to happen in 2017 (so far!) was the Women’s March. It was inspiring, courageous and empowering to see so many like-minded people, all coming together to protest issues that...READ MORE
It’s the final night in Geneva for Nina, Amelia and me, and our time here as NAWO youth delegates is nearly over. It’s very strange to think back to last Thursday, when I still wasn’t quite sure what CEDAW actually meant...READ MORE