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Young Women to United Nations CSW61

$1,359 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
WSCF North America  NEW YORK, NY
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is hosting the Advocacy and Solidarity delegation to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It will be a global delegation made up of young women representing all the six regions of the WSCF. All the funds raised will assist the North America Region in providing accommodation of the 11 delegates who will spend two weeks in New York City attending the Commission.

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The WSCF (World Student Christian Federation) is the oldest international student organization, founded in 1895. It is a world-wide ecumenical federation of over 100 national grassroots Student Christian Movements (SCMs) connecting 2 million members in more than 90 countries, with an exciting history and a 21st Century prophetic vision for peace, social, economic, gender and ecological justice. The WSCF continues to prioritize the need for women’s empowerment and gender justice in their communities and to work to translate these priorities to action that will touch the students of today. Therefore, we have decided to prioritize the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as an advocacy priority on the international stage.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The sixty-first session of the Commission will take place from 13 to 24 March 2017. The Commission will address as its priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. In addition, it will evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from the fifty-eighth session (2014) on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. The Commission will discuss as a focus area/emerging issue on the “Empowerment of indigenous women”.

The Purpose of the delegation is to engage young women leaders on the topic of women’s empowerment, with the focus on how women can ensure that the indigenous woman is not left behind in this endeavor. Participants will gain useful knowledge on the subject while gaining leadership skills through active participation at the CSW but also through reciprocal discussions as a group. The delegation will use the opportunity to network with experts in order to make connections for future collaboration and grow the movement globally.

The WSCF has invited 11 young women to participate in the 61st CSW which will take place in New York on March 13rd to the 24th. In addition to these 11 young women, they will be joined by the Executive for North America and Program Director for Advocacy and Solidarity. Together they will be representing all the six regions of the WSCF (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, and North America). The participants are all young adults or enrolled students. The money raised will provide funds for room and board of participants while in New York City for the two weeks duration of the CSW.


If you are in Canada and want to receive a tax receipt, please donate through our Canadian movement and in the message box specify that the donation is for the UNCSW61 at:

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https://chimp.net/charities/student-christian-movement-of-canada
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Update 5
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2 months ago
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Meet Ebere Ijeoma Ubesie.

Ebere is finishing her MSc in Accountacy and volunteers in her local Anglican Church as the church financial secretary and is the treasurer of the women group at her local church.
She is the current national treasurer for the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria.
She wants to attend CSW61 to engage groups working with women and youth.
Ebere Ijeoma Ubesie
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Update 4
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2 months ago
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Meet Brandi Friesen Thorpe.
Brandi is pursuing a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies.
She is the Canadian representative for WSCF-North America on the global executive committee.
She is a deep believer in reconciliation and spends her days doing global advocacy.
She raised part of her contribution for her trip selling seedlings.
She wants to attend CSW61 to learn how she can work broadly to improve the status of women globally.
Brandi Friesen Thorpe
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Meet Annie Solis-Escalante

Annie is Peruvian and is affiliated with the Methodist Church
She has a passion for social justice and was a Young Mission Fellow of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and has worked with the World Council of Churches.
Her past experience includes working on health, gender, and climate justice issues.
She wants to attend CSW61 in order to build networks for future collaboration at both the regional and global level.
Annie Solis-Escalante
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2 months ago
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Meet Guitta Kahaleh
Guitta is Lebanese from the Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch.
She has been involved in the movement since 2006 and has served as the secretary of the Lebanese Ecumenical Committee.
She is interested in creating awareness about gender gaps in the workplace in the Middle East.
She wants to attend CSW61 to learn from experienced practitioners.
Meet Guitta
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$1,359 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created February 2, 2017
WSCF North America  
WO
$500
World Council of Churches United Nations Ecumenical Office
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

Direct donation to WSCF-NA

AP
$70
Anita Palathingal
2 months ago
$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
NF
$50
Noushin Framke
2 months ago
$50
Clare Wilkins
2 months ago
BT
$29
Brandi Friesen Thorpe
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donated directly to WSCF-NA

AU
$500
Asia Desk of the United Church of Christ USA
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donated directly to WSCF-NA

$30
Unzu Lee
2 months ago
EB
$110
Elyse Brazel
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donated through SCM Canada

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