Saturday, March 3, 2012
Just a bit of thought
This CSW experience has inspired me in many ways. Yesterday i went to a session about age. The women there came from different parts of the world. They raised the issue of old women which is often forgotten and left aside. They talked about how women after the age of 49 lose their productivity and are just forgotten. That really touched me. They informed us they are trying to get a resolution passed or added to the CEDAW and that UN Women will put it as one of its priorities. I was so lucky to be in that room to hear the women speak.
We also had the opportunity to go to the US Permanent Mission to the UN building. There was a panel about women rights and including younger generations to this movement. There were many students from Girls International. It was wonderful to hear them speak and how their passion aligns with all our passions for women rights here in the United States and in the world.