The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of member states gather at the United Nations Headquarters to evaluate progress on gender equality, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame has been a registered NGO (non-governmental organization) with the U.N. Department of Public Information since 1993. In 1998, SSND received special consultative status with the ECOSOC.
In addition to Sister Eileen, the SSND delegation during the first week of the CSW will include Sister Maureen Fleming, SSND, and Julie Gilberto-Brady, communications coordinator for the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The delegation from Mount Mary includes Julie Tatlock, history professor, and students Zecilia Alamillo-Roman, of San Diego; Brenae Clarke, Milwaukee; Adrianna Coronado, Milwaukee; Catherine Haight, Rockford, Illinois; Michelle Hawkins, Milwaukee; Sydnee Milis, Appleton, Wisconsin; Maria Perea, Milwaukee; and Sheila Suda, of Chuuk, Micronesia.
The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame is an international community of women religious. The sisters educate with a world vision believing that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. The sisters and their colleagues seek to empower women, youth and persons who are poor or marginalized and strive to change systems of poverty and injustice. More than 2,500 SSNDs minister in 32 countries.
Additional reports, video and photographs will be posted here throughout the CSW.
March 1, 2016
SSND Communications Coordinator