NGO CSW/NY Intern Blog

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Dec 17

December 11, 2017

Albinism and Human Rights – Reaching beyond the periphery

By cswngo /

Saeeda Rizvi - Persecution of people with albinism, is something I had never previously considered. Listening to Ms.Ero speak, was therefore not only an educational experience but also a humbling one. It was a reminder, that as a person without any obvious physical disabilities, I came from a position of immense privilege. My ignorance, therefore exposed a gaping hole in my understanding of human rights issues around the world.

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Nov 17

November 27, 2017

Speaking out for Women!

By cswngo /

My name is Francesco Palumbo and I am a new intern at NGO CSW / NY. Since I was really young, I always had the desire to help people living in hard circumstances and contexts. That is the reason why I started my development economics university career. I was eager to learn as much as possible about human rights and agricultural development from the economic point of view. - Francesco Palumbo

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Nov 17

November 22, 2017

A Safe and Sustainable City for All

By cswngo /

By Ching-Kang (Ken) Wang A city should be safe for everyone, and everyone should feel safe in a city. I was happy to have the opportunity to voice my opinions about it and bring LGBT issues to NGO CSW/NY.

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Nov 17

November 20, 2017

Intersectional Feminism: All Stories Included, Even Mine!

By cswngo /

By Dayana Perez "I am still an undergrad at City College of New York (CCNY) majoring in International Studies and Minoring in Psychology. I decided to mix both fields because I sincerely feel compelled to learn more about mental health rights."

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Oct 17

October 23, 2017

International Day of the Girl 2017: Girls Speak Out!

By cswngo /

By Elise Bragard. As I stood by the security barriers, holding a sign that said “Girls Speak Out,” I could hear an ever-increasing murmur of voices coming toward me.

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Sep 17

September 26, 2017

The UNGA – First Impressions

By cswngo /

UNGA – 20TH September 2017 (Morning Session) - Saeeda Rizvi

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Sep 17

September 26, 2017

The Fight to End Gender-based Violence Continues

By cswngo /

I have been an advocate for the fight to end gender violence for quite some time now. Since my undergraduate...

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Sep 17

September 25, 2017

UN Women as a platform for the youth (WACRIA)

By cswngo /

On September 14, 2017, UN Women organized a panel discussion named “Brown Bag Panel Discussion on Youth-led Organization WACRIA” to present an NGO/Platform known as WACRIA created by young Africans from the University of Albany. The panel was moderated by Tolulope Tamoka-Lewis, UN Women Programmes, Africa, the participants from WACRIA were Jennifer Abu, Jonathan Abu, Michelle Wafo and UN Youth Partnership Analyst, Allyson Humphrey. Gender equality is a priority for many organizations as one of the top SDGs. - Alexandra Lukamba

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Sep 17

September 18, 2017

Hope

By cswngo /

I arrived in the United States last year unsure and a little concerned. As a Pakistani student of International Affairs,...

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Sep 17

September 18, 2017

Barriers to SRHR are leaving youths and SDGs behind

By cswngo /

"We must make sure that all young people are included to fulfill the promise of not only Goal 5 but all the SDGs." - Sunayana Limbu

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