Hamline political science professor, Karen Vogel, joins women
from across the globe for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's
Delegations from United Nations member states throughout
the world and non-governmental organizations will discuss what progress has been
made on issues of equality and empowerment for women and girls around the world.
The groups will review improvement based on goals set at a similar conference in
Beijing, China in 1995.
“It’s designed to highlight both achievements
regarding women's empowerment and equal treatment, as well as the continuing
challenges women face around the world,” Vogel said. “The reports at these
meetings are intended to yield strategies and proposals for the agenda on
women's issues at the Untied Nations for the next five years.”
works with the United Nations Association of Minnesota; her teaching, research,
and knowledge of gender issues and non-governmental agencies all led to her
appointment to this delegation. She is also working on a sabbatical project,
looking at gender equality architecture reform within United Nations women’s
Some of the questions and issues Vogel is interested in
learning more about over the next couple of weeks include: what are the most
pressing areas of concern for women and girls around the world, where have
United Nations member states been successful, and where have they fallen short
in aiding women?
You can follow along with Vogel and some of the other
delegates during this experience as they blog from the United Nations. Read the
blog by clicking here