Posts Categorized: Commission on the Status of Women

Intersections: CTAUN and CSW: education and sustainability

Written by Grace Bickers After advocacy training at both the Presbyterian and Ecumenical Women’s orientations for the Commission on the Status of Women and a week’s worth of insight from the remarkable women making up these delegations, I was excited to learn how the information I learned during a previous opportunity to attend the annual… Read more »

Who do you say that I am?

The Commission on the Status of Women enters its second week today. The Commission continues to meet and work on its task of making recommendations related to “the empowerment of women living in rural areas and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges” (Presbyterian revised version of the Commission’s theme). Presbyterians… Read more »


Reconciliation demands justice. Justice demands repentance. Repentance demands restitution. Restitution demands mercy. From the reflection by Irma Rodriguez-Leon during the Ecumenical Women worship service led this morning by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran World Federation.

Welcome to the Commission on the Status of Women

H.E. Marjon Kamara, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations and Chair of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women welcomes everyone to this year’s session. Note that the volume appears to be low.

Giving thanks for the community of advocates

Harriet Tubman. Eleanor Roosevelt. Maggie Kuhn. Naomi Rose. Merdine T. Morris. On this day – who are the women who have served as advocates for whom you give thanks? Advocacy took central stage at the Ecumenical Women‘s Orientation. The afternoon workshops focused on advocacy (with Presbyterian leadership in each of them: Allie Naskret, Margaret Anderson,… Read more »

“I’m a Delegate”

Rhonda Everdyke, communicator for the Presbytery of Geneva, is blogging her experiences at the Commission on the Status of Women at I’m a Delegate. Today she reflects on the Ecumenical Women’s Orientation: It is hard to just put into words our experiences from today! So many women (even some brave men too) coming together to… Read more »

Tweetable quotes – 25 February 2012

We are tweeting events around the Committee on the Status of Women as @PresbyUN. Here are a few highlights from the Ecumenical Women Orientation: It’s some times easier to stay at home than to enter the struggle. Easier, but not better. Ana Chã, Brazil You know what, I am that statistic. When we talk about… Read more »

CSW encounters

Building community across nations – meeting sisters, and brothers, – happens regularly at the Commission on the Status of Women.Peng Leong, volunteer with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, reflects on an encounter – the beginning of a relationship with Naw Lee Myar – that took place today during the Ecumenical Women Orientation: I… Read more »

It begins

The largest Presbyerian delegation to attend a meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women gathered at the Church of the Covenant for an orientation today. Thanks to our partners! Our time together began with prayer for the delegation, the participants in the Commission, and our sisters and brothers around the world. The prayer… Read more »