The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session.
Commission of Women For Humanity of Dialog Institute of Southwest organized a panel at CSW60 on March 17th.The topic of the panel was Empowering Women Refugees for Successful Integration into the United States Society through Quality Education.
The panel speakers were from diverse backgrounds and practices: Dr. Faith Nibbs, Director Forced Migration Upward Mobility Project; Dr. Pauline Muchina, Project Director of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet of The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church; Fatma Zehra Colak, Director of International Affairs of “Kimse Yok mu; Cynthia Nunes Colbert, CEO/President of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; Sarah Anne Kaufman, Houston Area Director of Refugee Services of Texas.
The current status of educational efforts involving women refugees, best practices, as well as opportunities for further improvement at various levels were discussed by the speakers. Based on the productive and constructive discussions, new exciting ideas emerged about empowering refugee women and children which will be discussed in the next years’ panel.
The room was packed with the people. More than 100 guests attended the panel and great questions were addressed.