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Catholic Teaching

The Role of Men in the Feminist Movement

A surprising topic of conversation at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was the role of men in the gender equality movement. Amongst discussions of sex trafficking, child marriage, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment in the work place, the #MeToo movement, and others, one topic continued to be brought up […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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Catholic Teaching

The Importance of Educating Women

One of the largest topics at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women last month was the incredible importance of education for young girls. There was no shortage of discussions on how to get girls more interested in STEM programs, how to encourage women in the agricultural field, in government and politics, in […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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Bioethics

The Attack on Children in the School System

The New York Times published a couple of weeks ago entitled, “In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell,” it outlines the work of a gender progressive pre-school in Stockholm. In this school, the teachers only use “gender-neutral pronouns,” and in an effort to stem off a split along traditional gender […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
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Abortion

Gendercide in Asia: A CSW62 panel for Asia without Asians

“Invest 5000 today save 500,000 (dowry) later.” So read an advertisement outside abortion center in Punjab, India. How can we empower girls and women in rural areas if first of all they’re not allowed to be born and are targeted and killed in the womb? The 62nd commission on the status of women just ended. […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | March 30, 2018
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Naciones Unidas

UN-Women Celebrates Goals, Not Results

When governments garner controversy for their spending programs, their supporters tend to defend them as gentle and generous guardians of the marginalized populations under their jurisdiction. In the eyes of these supporters, certain government programs are lifelines for people who cannot find help anywhere else. Such thinking conflates a government in theory with its policies […]

Anthony Tokarz | July 5, 2017
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Demography

“Migration is not a choice, but a necessity”

On May 22, 2017, The Holy See hosted an event titled “Ensuring the Right of all to remain in dignity, peace and security in their countries of origin.” This highlighted a very important topic: migration. The Holy See, with other presenters, kept repeating, “Migration is not a choice, but a necessity.” Today, we live in […]

Ruth Rosa | May 25, 2017
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Abortion

“Guidance to focus on the Youth’s Sexuality”

On April 21, 2017, Columbia University hosted an event about the implementation of a guidance called “Fulfill: Young People’s Sexual Rights!” The organizers of this event were the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) together with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) who developed the guidance. Panelist included representatives […]

Ruth Rosa | May 3, 2017
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CSW

My Overall Impression of CSW61

Overall, my experience attending the Commission on the Status of Women 61 was a positive one, despite the UN’s liberal agenda. If not for C-Fam, the issue of life would not be represented at all. I noticed that for any of the sections whenever the issue of life was brought up by question askers, the […]

Sarah Kepins | April 9, 2017
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CSW

A Panel on the Sex Trade

One of my favorite panels when I attended the Commission on the Status of Women was the panel titled: Does Full Decriminalization of the Sex Trade Lead to Women’s Empowerment? This panel was hosted by women@thewell. Women@thewell strives to provide support and care for women who have been victims of prostitution. The services provided included: […]

Sarah Kepins | April 8, 2017
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