NGO CSW/NY Intern Blog

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Jun 18

June 18, 2018

COSP11

By cswngo /

"I went to my first meeting at the UN, and it was not what I expected." - Efua A-H Owusu

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Jun 18

June 7, 2018

Embarking on a new journey

By cswngo /

Hi! My name is Zoe Potter. I'm Australian and have lived in New York for three years. I have always been passionate about women's rights, and this has intensified over time as I become increasingly more aware of the importance of championing gender equality. This, coupled with my interest in international relations, brings me to intern with NGO CSW/NY. - Zoe Potter

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Jun 18

June 6, 2018

Going off track? From Journalism School to NGO CSW

By cswngo /

The New York Times, Coin Desk, NewsDay, NPR, Reuters; as some of my colleague journalists, who I’ve spent the past year with at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism post Facebook and Instagram updates about the media houses they’ve landed, I can’t help but wonder at times if it looks like I’m going off track, working with NGO CSW for the summer - Efua A-H Owusu

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Jun 18

June 6, 2018

New Experiences

By cswngo /

Hi! My name is Jennifer Shang and I am so excited to be here in New York as a summer intern at NGO CSW. - Jennifer Shang

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May 18

May 14, 2018

Ce n’est qu’UN au revoir

By cswngo /

September 2017 I was walking in the Church Center of the United Nations nervous and not knowing what to expect. Today 9 months later I am nervous to write this exit blog because it means that this amazing journey has come to an end. Being an Intern at the Committee of the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY) has been one of my best experience so far because it has been the best transition from my undergraduate to my master program. It has forged me to become more knowledgeable of the United Nations, women’s rights, development and the Sustainable Development Goals. -Alexandra A. Lukamba

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May 18

May 14, 2018

SRHR & Gender Inequality

By cswngo /

Saeeda Rizvi - There exist inherent interconnections and interlinkages between seemingly distinct development goals and targets. Only by recognizing this, can we break down traditionally structured silos, and work across sectors to develop an integrated approach that powers progress.

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Jan 18

January 10, 2018

Peace in the DRC

By cswngo /

"The Democratic Republic of Congo has for for a long time been in the headlines of the news because of its insecurities. The president has been in power longer than what the constitution of the country allows. The mandate of President Kabila was meant to end in December  2016, but 2 years after he is still in power." Alexandra Lukamba

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Jan 18

January 3, 2018

Seeing the Hidden Victims of Sexual Violence

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Ching-Kang (Ken) Wang - Sexual violence against men and boys is an alarming problem. Unfortunately, an accurate assessment of the incidence and scale is still lacking due to the underreporting and underestimation. We should all pay more attention to not only the sexual violence itself, but also what contributes to it and what makes the rescue more difficult.

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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!

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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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