2011 Practicum in Advocacy at the UN for College/University Women/ Application Deadline: Noon on November 14, 2010

Join governmental and NGO delegations from all over the world for the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN headquarters in New York from February 19th - 26th, 2011.

Students: You are Invited!

The Practicum offers a uniquely high-interest, fast-paced opportunity for observing how the UN works to address issues requiring multilateral engagement and coordinated action. Students participate as delegates of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and contribute to the archival documentation of both official and informal meetings. This program is open to women enrolled at any college or university in the United States, and provides ample opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and exploring career opportunities in international relations and advocacy work. This year's conference will focus on the theme of "Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work". The Commission will also evaluate progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from its fifty-first session on "The elimination of all forms of violence against the girl child."
Where & When:
United Nations Headquarters
New York City
February 19th - 26th, 2011

The Practicum in Advocacy at the UN is a Partnership among the National Women's Studies Association, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Center for Women's Health & Human Rights at Suffolk University.

"The best part was being in a community of like-minded women. It was amazing to have access to a seemingly unlimited amount of meetings, panels, and workshops; just being able to walk around the United Nations was very exciting... The CSW showed me that feminism does indeed work, which was something I desperately needed to see."
--Practicum Student

For more information and applications email

Application Deadline: Noon on November 14, 2010

Center for Women's Health and Human Rights
Suffolk University
Boston, Massachusetts 02108