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. This year marks the Sixtieth session being held at the United Nations. I was fortunate and honored to be one of six speakers invited to be on a panel being held today as part of the conference. The text of my speech follows:
We must each speak to our own experience. While I am here today to speak to women’s empowerment I recognize that my experience is different from my fellow panelists and their’s in turn is very different from each other’s. It is these different experiences that we bring from around the world that will hopefully lead us to find some common perspectives as women.