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19 July 2017

Opening of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Opening of the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is supporting a Global Voices Scholarship for semester two 2017, with the successful student travelling to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York (March 2018)

UN Commission on the Status of Women (March 2018, New York)*

The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. 

During the Commission’s annual session, representatives of UN member states, civil society organisations and UN entities gather at the UN headquarters in New York.

They discuss emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. Highlight meetings from 2016/17: 

  • Gillian Bird, Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
  • Elizabeth Broderick, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and founder of Male Champions for Change.
  • Natasha Stott-Despoja, Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls.
  • Elizabeth Shaw, President of UN Women Australia and former Global Voices Board Director.
  • Sally Moyle, Principal Gender Specialist, DFAT.
  • Michael Sheldrick, Global Director of Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen.
  • Formal evening reception at the Australian Mission to the UN.
  • Attendance at New York’s Global Citizen and Chime for Change events

Youth powering gender equality at CSW61
Youth powering gender equality at CSW61

The Program 
The scholarship opportunity also includes a research component where you are supported in the creation of a policy paper related to gender equality and intersecting issues.

Global Voices Scholars will also fly to Canberra in September and meet with Australian policy experts.

Please visit the Global Voices website for more information about the program

This Scholarship place is fully funded by the University of Sydney Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, most transfers and insurance. 

Application Details
You need to be enrolled in an approved FASS course and be aged 18 - 30 an Australian citizen or permanent resident. In addition to participating as an Australian youth delegate at CSW, you will also participate in our research fellowship and policy briefings with experts in Canberra. 

Applications are made directly through the Global Voices website: https://globalvoices.org.au/usyd

Applications close Sunday 30 July at 5pm**