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Professor Bhavani, Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, and Karen Moawad are in New York City at #CSW61. The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women is underway at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

Professor Bhavani, Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, and Karen Moawad are in New York City at #CSW61. The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women is underway at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will continue until March 24th. The priority theme is women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. From equal pay and women’s unpaid work to decent work, removing the barriers of discrimination and investing in women’s access to digital and green economies, UN Women unpacks the key issues for women in the changing world of work.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Professor Bhavani was featured as a panelist on plenary “Young Women as an Economic Force” at the second ever CSW61 Youth Forum, attended by more than 750 youth delegates from over 80 countries and co-organized by our youth wing, AYUDH Europe and AYUDH Americas. When asked, “What challenges do women face today?” Professor Bhavani spoke on the effect of isolationism. “Women can be isolated–from the very bottom to the very top of society. In fact, the woman at the top of the ladder is much more likely to be isolated. Naturally, because of this, women may choose not to move towards the top. No one really wants isolation. This is particularly true at the grassroots level and this is why at AMMACHI Labs we focus on community based empowerment. In empowering women, we must think about the horizontal ladder just as much as the vertical. We must think of moving the entire baseline up instead of just a few up the vertical. With this, lets not only move one woman forward, lets move entire groups of women forward. Lets move their families forward.”

See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

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