02 Mar Your Eyes Inside CSW
Your Eyes Inside CSW
The 54th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), one of the biggest events of the UN year, is going on right now and members of the UFI media team are there blogging to keep you up to date. They are working hard to be your eyes and ears at CSW. In the short two days they have been there, the team has met with delegates from around the world, attended side events and mission briefings, and sat through yesterday’s big 9 hour event – getting their event badges detailed in yesterday’s blog seen below.
What happens at CSW will have impact on families all over the world (click here to read last week’s alert on the impact of CSW). Documents created at the United Nations create a lawmaking precedent that will affect almost every country in the world. As discussions on the language for the document continue to develop, the UFI team will be working to fight for the pro-family agenda.
The anti-family agenda is rampant at CSW. Feminist groups are there to try to increasing spending on issues like abortion, population control, and more. Over the next two weeks of CSW, the UFI team will spend long hours working to protect a future for the family around the world. Be sure to keep up to date by reading the United Families CSW blog here!
Below the team shares their experiences from yesterday:
Day 1: The Unexpected Human Rights Violation
After arriving at the much-anticipated UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, the first day was, well…a little slow.
The United Families team spent almost 9 hours (!!!) waiting to register for the event. Our joints screamed and muscles ached, only relieved by moments of leaning on walls and sitting on ANYTHING that resembled a chair (or a bump). The situation was rightly explained when our new friend from India complained, “Talk about human rights violations, this is slavery!”
As we neared the end of the line, some women walked past us celebrating, holding their gleaming new badges in hand, raised like Olympic medals””the rest of us cheered””jealously.
Once I got my badge, I felt like how I imagine climbers feel after conquering Everest. But, this is just the beginning. Tomorrow’s a new day, full of fascinating tales and tantalizing intrigue.
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