Chair: Sabashnee Govender (914/850-0195) Email
International Women’s Initiative
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2017
March 14, 2017
This event was canceled due to a major snow storm.
Snow in Poughkeepsie Snow in New York City
Following is a document prepared by Geeta Desai, Poughkeepsie AAUW member and President of Graduate Women International, as background for delegates attending the UN CSW meetings. Our members will be attending the parallel sessions but this will give us a look at what will be going on "across the street" at the UN and what went into the organization of the CSW61 meetings.
International Women's Day
March 8, 2017
Dutchess Community College
B. Harrel, M. DeWald, S. Govender, M. Nijhuis, D. Kelly at the AAUW table
M. DeWald tries a vendor Poet Gold joins AAUW members
C. McGill, D. Kelly,and C. Dino-Durkin
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2016
Wednesday – March 16, 2016
AAUW Event "Solving the Equation for Gender Equality"
First Row L to R: Gwen Higgins, Christie VanHorne, Diane Jablonski, Back row: Mary Lou Davis, AAUW National President Patricia Ho, Margaret Nijhuis, AAUW- NYS Funds VP Janice Brown
Marge Ouart and Sabashnee Govender discuss the conference
Day 2 of CSW
On March 21, Geeta Desai (Poughkeepsie Branch member) organized and moderated a session "Our Bodies are not Public Property." The panel of 4 included 3 women from India.
Left - Geeta gets the event started. Right - women from Pakistan and India working