|Sharing my experience from CSW59 in New York|
| Written by Dorjsumiya Yondonperenlei |
|Wednesday, 11 March 2015|
Report by Dorjsumiya Yondonperenlei member of SI Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and SISWP CSW59 Scholarship winner.
Before sharing my experience from CSW59 in New York, I would like to express my deep gratitude for SISWP for granting me a scholarship and giving me an opportunity to attend such a great International event. This is my first time experience of being involved in high level global event addressing womens' issues. These days many women from all corners in the world are gathering at UN in New York dicussing and giving their voices to the current implementation of Beijing +20 review.I intend to join those sessions referring to SI missions.
This is my second day attendance at CSW 59. So far I have attended several interesting and advisable sessions such as SI advocacy workshop, Asia and Pacific Caucus, Present but Invisible: It is Time to hear stories, Empowering Youth leadership in the movement to end Violence against Women and Ensuring Climate Justice Towards a Just and Healthy Planet. I would say that SI advocacy workshop was very practical to me and I learnt what the advocacy means and how we can effectively put it into practice through primary audience and secondary audiences- NGO.As for Asia and Pacific Caucus, it was good to know what major and very common issues of women currently occur in the region and in what ways NGO s and Womens' organisations could tackle them. Importantly, I understood how the United Nations System works and the links of committees. The third session I attended was really touching and admiring because how ladies in Nigeria and India overcame the challenges of domestic violence, restricted right to possess property after spouse -husband's death with the help of SI project work and impressively these ladies become soroptimists and they are currently contributing to their communentity. Although they faced hard life, they could struggle for it and eventually made changes in their lives.This inspired me a lot.The next session was also very interesting because young ladies shared their views and experience of increasing youth in particular young boys' awareness of violence against women and suggested several interesting ways to make it in action.They suggested to host art events such as dance and music attracting youth, use social media and call for local school campaigns for spreading the talk about domestic violence and violence against women among them.
To sum up I got something new from all sessions and I am very happy to share with others and put some of them into practice in own context. Report to SISWP by Dorjsumiya Yondonperenlei on her experience to CSW59