If there’s one thing I learnt over the course of our training weekend, it was the power of people. The power of people to be catalysts for change on the world’s largest stages and the power of people’s small actions lifting others.
In an attempt to cope with the larger workload, I did some research on the best techniques for managing stress. Here are the top five techniques I came up with…
Eaquab acknowledges that yes, while the housing crisis is obviously a financial issue, it is also intimately connected to Aotearoa’s lack of empathy for others and our attitude towards renting.
Some reflection on the training weekend, one week out from the trip to the OECD Forum in Paris. Inside jokes, insightful conversations, and amazing guest speakers set the tone for what is sure to be an amazing journey..
As a History PhD student researching 1970s Vogue through a feminist lens, the review theme of women and media at CSW62 caught my attention immediately. I attended 10 sessions focusing exclusively on media over the 10 days of CSW, with topics ranging from community radio in Africa to Hollywood representation imbalances to Danish short films on elements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals featuring Helen Mirren as narrator, and many other sessions included some form of discussion of the impact that media representation or access has on women in rural communities/women human rights defenders/women in politics etc.
Although I’ve been home from the USA for almost a month now, the issues raised at CSW62 are still percolating (very distracting for me now that I’m meant to be fully focused on my PhD research again!) In my last blog, way back in NYC, I shared some of my most interesting notes from each day of week 1, so for this third (very delayed) blog, I decided to revisit 3 sessions from week 2 that are still buzzing around in my head a month after the fact.
Applications are now open for our annual delegation to the OECD Forum in Paris.
Applications are due midnight, Sunday 22 April 2018.
My experience over the last few weeks at UNCSW62 has been busy – busy in that meaningful, productive sense that one feels as an impetus pushing you further along, and to further auspices.