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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
By:Aleeza Ali, Bangkok
Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 5:11 pm

The American Pakistan Foundation at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Session

The American Pakistan foundation is serving as a partner for a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Session side event:

Take on the Real Challenge of SDGs with the Man Up Campaign

SUNY Global Center: 116 East 55 Street (Bet. Park and Lex.)
New York City

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
All ages and backgrounds are welcome.

The 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. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women's rights, documenting the reality of women's lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

This event is a call to action for youth to launch a series of regional summits. These youth-initiated national and community dialogues will focus work and formulate policies, plans, and projects at the national level to support community action and work on the SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals. We hope all nations will then be able to report positive results at the annual United Nations High-Level Political Forums on Sustainable Development Goals.

Man Up Campaign will share their narrative and tools to support this movement. The campaign aims to engage and mobilize youth to achieve the SDGs.


Aleeza Ali is a George Mason Peace Building Fellow at the American Pakistan Foundation. She is also a Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution degree candidate at George Mason University. Her interests include humanitarian aid and relief, media, and culture. She has previously interned at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, and has volunteered with Amnesty International and UNICEF. She is involved with social outreach among non-profit organizations and youth groups in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.