Reports from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

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Is meaningful progress being made on women’s issues globally? 

Saybrook Human Science PhD student Rebecca Norlander has been appointed a temporary delegate to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, which began this week.  She blogged about the experience for the progressive political website BeyondChron


  • Her first post (about the ambitious agenda for women the commission set)
  • Her second post (about how different culture prefer different measurements of progress)
  • Her third post (about how you make slow and steady progress on womens’ issues in a multinational environment)
  • Her fourth post (about the surprisingly conservative nature of the U.N. as an organization)

Rebecca’s concentrating her degree in Social Transformation, and is passionate about Human Rights Education.  Leave thoughts in the comments section!


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