In late March, the Huairou Commission Board of Directors announced the departure of Katia Araujo, Director of Programs, and Maureen Friar, Executive Director.
Working under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work,” thousands of women’s activists gathered in New York from March 14th to 24th for the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). The Huairou Commission was delighted to welcome delegates from twelve countries of Africa, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Even though Winter Storm Stella stopped all UN activities for a day, Huairou delegates brought ardent spirit and dedication, meeting all day at the Living Learning Center in Brooklyn to focus on their policy activism and organizing at CSW and beyond.
Joining delegates from 50 countries and territories from across the Americas, four Latin American representatives of the Community Practitioners Platform (CPP) for Resilience, sponsored by Huairou, braved icy temperatures and frozen streets in Montreal earlier this month.