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United Methodist Women
U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (61st session)
As one of the partner organizations with United Methodist Women(UMW), Scranton Women’s Leadership Center (SWLC) is searching for the qualified participants.
If you want to participate in this program, please submit the completed application to SWLC via email. We will screen applications to determine whether the application is complete and fits all criteria and we will select 3 applicants only as participants from the side of SWLC.
Once you are accepted, we will recommend you to UMW as a participant.
Eligible applications will be approved and notified by end of October, 2016.
Only selected applicants will be contacted.
informed-well of not only the following contents but also attached program
Completed applications should be directed to:
Irene Kwon, the Associate Director of Scranton Women’s Leadership Center in Seoul, Korea
United Methodist Women is accepting applications to attend the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, hereafter referred to as “CSW-61”, which will take place at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City, March 13-24, 2017.
Priority theme: “Women’s Economic
empowerment in the changing world of work”
“Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)”.
United Methodist Women will sponsor a delegation during the first week of CSW-61 from Wednesday, March 8th through Friday, March 17, 2017 (March 8th Arrival; March 18th Departure)
Hotel Accommodation will be provided at the Roosevelt Hotel, located at 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017. Please note there is a 20 minutes’ walk between the hotel and the United Nations and the Church Center for the United Nations, where most of the events will be taking place.
I. Commission on the Status of Women
Each year, thousands of women from around the world gather at the U.N. in New York City during CSW. Established in 1946, CSW is a functional commission of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) focusing on gender equality and advancement of women. CSW is the main policymaking body for gender equality and the advancement of women. CSW meets annually, and representatives of member states gather at U.N. headquarters in New York City to, according to U.N. Women, “evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.”
The primary outcome of CSW is a set of agreed-on conclusions that contain an analysis of the annual priority theme as well as concrete recommendations for global policymaking bodies. CSW also makes recommendations to the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of human rights. More information can also be found at www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw
II. Application and Selection Process
Women grass-roots leaders, innovators, and social entrepreneurs who will voice their professional perspectives, who can share some of the creative and successful approaches to their work, and who possess knowledge and expertise to speak on progress and challenges in women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. Even though you are still student, if you have hands-on advocacy experience, you could be accepted.
- The persistent and increasing
burden of poverty on women
- Unequal access to and inadequate educational opportunities
- Inequalities in health status and unequal access to and inadequate health care services
- Violence against women
- Effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women
- Inequality in women's access to and participation in the definition of economic structures and policies and the production process itself
- Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision making at all levels
- Insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women
- Lack of awareness of and commitment to internationally and nationally recognized women's human rights
- Insufficient mobilization of mass media to promote women's positive contribution to society
- Lack of adequate recognition and support for women's contribution to managing natural resources and safeguarding the environment
- The girl-child
- Relevant knowledge and hands-on experience related to the
theme of CSW-61.
- Willingness to share personal and organizational perspectives and stories at one or more parallel event.
- The ability to listen attentively, articulate herself (in a small group or in front of a large audience of 50+ persons), motivate others and network.
- A position in her home community (organizational and/or institutional) that allows her to:
+ Share best practices and lessons learned from CSW upon her
return to her community/country.
+ Apply what she has learned and put skills that she has obtained into practice
+ Increase the advocacy capacity of her organization using the skills and knowledge she acquired during CSW.
- 5+ years of hands-on advocacy
Even though you are still student, if you have this practical experience, you could be accepted.
- Consistent work in the field for women and girls' issue
- Working knowledge of English
language is highly recommended
- Application / Short Arrival Questions
- Resume/CV and a short bio
- Recommendation of the President of School (If you are already graduated, the recommendation of CEO or chief of your working field will be accepted.)
Expectations of all delegates
- Attend the United Methodist Women and/or its partners’ orientation, program planning, briefings, daily worship and other daily events in accordance with the United Methodist Women program.
- Attend U.N. formal sessions, side events, briefings, etc.
- Actively participate and share information at United Methodist Women and/or its partner events (as a speaker/panelist).
- Prepare and lead devotions and worship if requested.
- Meet, work and network with people from around the world.
- Contribute to communications through writing stories, blogs, and updates for the website and sharing photos.
- Provide constructive feedback on experience.
- Join the United Methodist Women Global online platform called “Ambassadors for Change.”
- Share information about the experience to raise awareness about CSW and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in home communities.
- Apply new knowledge, skills and tools in home communities/countries/regions and inform United Methodist Women on the activities undertaken to enhance and promote grass-roots advocacy and mobilization.
III. FundingIf you would like acknowledgement of receipt of your electronic application, write the following in the email subject: “Receipt of If you would like acknowledgement of receipt of your electronic application, write the following in the email subject: “Receipt of
United Methodist Women will cover the following expenses:
- Most direct economy class airfare to and from New York City.
Since the cost of airfare typically goes up the closer it gets to the date of
travel, no tickets will be reimbursed if purchased less than 30 days before the
arrival date in New York City (March 8, 2017).
- One taxi ride from the airport upon arrival in New York City, and one taxi ride to the airport upon departure from New York City. (Maximum amount reimbursed will be 160 USD)
- Subway (metro) ticket for 10 days.
- Food allowance at the amount of $30/day for 10 days while participating in CSW on United Methodist Women behalf.
- U.S. visa cost reimbursement (max. 200 USD; receipts must be provided).
- Double room accommodation in a hotel of United Methodist Women’s selection for a total of 10 overnights. No accommodation/hotel cost will be reimbursed outside of these dates. No cost of telephone calls from the hotel, mini bar charges, room service or any other hotel extras will be reimbursed. You will have another delegate as a roommate.
- All other expenses will be responsibility of a delegate.
United Methodist Women will provide an invitation letter to a sponsored participant. A participant is responsible to apply for a U.S. visa as soon as possible. Once the visa is granted, United Methodist Women will work with you to make your travel arrangements.