For seven years I have collaborated with the United Nations and the various civil society non governmental organizations that contribute their research and insights to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Here are my roles over the years and how they have evolved:
- OneMama.org (Current Permanent Representative to UN).
OneMama brings maternal care, localized health and family services, as well as economic sustainability to women and their families in rural communities where people survive on under $1.25 a day with a focus on East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania).
- Women’s Intercultural Network (NGO delegate and Board of Directors): For five years I served as a member of the Board of Directors where I drove media strategy and our NGO narrative about the policy initiatives we advocated. I worked on the Cities for CEDAW initiative, encouraging municipalities to adopt the CEDAW ordnance currently in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Currently 189 members states have ratified CEDAW, with the exception of five, including the United States.
- Women News Network (WNN): I reported on global women’s issues and the annual Commission on the Status of Women sessions.
UNITED NATIONS PAPERS
Priority Theme: Violence Against Women, CSW 57 annual session (2013)