We are delighted and proud to celebrate our Head Girl, Hooriya, on her acceptance accepted as a UN Women Delegate for the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67).
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Established in 1946, it has become instrumental in promoting women’s rights and documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world.
The Commission meets annually with all Member States participating, with the sole purpose of working on gender equality and women’s rights. It consists of two weeks of meetings of high-level government ministers, representatives from NGOs and UN delegates, as well as hundreds of events set up by grassroots organisations and activists to discuss and make progress on specific issues, from child marriage to equal pay.
Progress and gaps are discussed, and at the end of the two weeks a policy document is produced containing specific recommendations for the future of women’s and girls’ place in society. Member States agree on and sign up to this document together, and create action plans to put the recommendations into effect.
Hooriya is looking forward to contributing to discussions on this year’s theme of innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.