Women’s Rights Economic Empowerment – An International Struggle

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CWSC at U.N. Status of Women Commission 

“Paradise lies at the feet of the mother” – Prophet Muhammed (S)

INTERNATIONAL – Braving the recent subzero temperatures and snow drifts of New York City, Dr. Aisha Kareem, a senior advisor for CWSC and the CEO for American Muslim 360, left the tropical climate of California to attend the Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work Conference sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an organ of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Dr. Aisha rendezvoused with fellow CWSC volunteer Sister Shakira Abdul Ali from New Jersey.

Despite the obstacles, the team led CWSC’s participation as our U.N. Liaison, partnering with the GRAIL, an international women’s movement, to deliver written input from our group intellect. Attending were representatives from 138 countries.

In preparation for the session, Dr. Aisha tapped our national think tank capabilities via the Model Communities National Resource Directory to help draft goal and targets that would ascertain how close women are to agreeing on a consolidated set of objectives for global sustainability now through the year 2030. The Conference’s theme, Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work, sought to help broaden the effective implementation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of Gender Equality.

Dr. Aisha remarked, “CWSC is grateful we had some very excellent contributors participating in the Draft Agreed Conclusion…we were able to substantively lend an American, a Muslim and ethnic minority perspective thanks to Shakira Abdul-Ali (MSOD), AM360 Host Zayd Khan, Dr. E. Fowziyyah Ali, and Aqila Sharif Hanif.” Stay tuned for more on this second historic shuraa session for CWSC at the U.N.

[Related Note: CWSC congratulates Dr. Aisha who received a nomination for the prestigious CSW 2017 Woman of the Year Distinction Award for her outstanding work at the U.N.]

From marriage rights to fair labor equity

“Paradise lies at the feet of the mother”- Prophet Muhammed (S)

INTERNATIONAL – Note: Joining representatives from 138 countries, Dr Aisha Kareem, CWSC’s U.N. Liaison, led our U.N. delegation to deliver a powerful statement at the 61st Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

With the assistance of the Model Communities National Resource Directory and our National Think Tank, the following writers and researchers were assembled to help formulate CWSC’s second international publication: Shakira Abdul-Ali (MSOD) – U.N. delegation attendee from New Jersey, AM360 Host Zayd Khan from New York, Dr. E. Fowziyyah Ali from Alabama, Aqila Sharif Hanif from North Carolina, and Dr. Aisha Kareem from California. Our group intellect is making history. Thank you to all who contributed to this magnificent event. Below is the published CWSC Document…

The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), in preparation for its sixty-first conference held March 13 – 24, 2017 at U.N. Headquarters, New York City, called for international inputs to the Draft Agreed Conclusions protecting and empowering women’s human, legal, civic and economic rights. CWSC as a national intelligentsia and think tank contributed its support and a position statement to help strengthen implementation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for Gender Equality.

Notably for 2017, among the Commission’s reaffirmations are the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; outcome documents of selected prior special sessions and declarations of the General Assembly and Fourth World Conference on Women; and outcomes from the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against  Women.

The Conclusions herein are derived predominantly from a group intellect whose individual contributors are American Muslims of African-American descent, and residing in the United States of America.

The unique and arguably peculiar circumstances of being a religious and ethnic minority with a history of systemic denial of human and civil rights and a subsequent successful national faith-based socio-political struggle to gain those rights, provide a foundation for insightfully relevant comparative analysis and consideration of solutions to the issues of unfair discrimination against women and girls around the world. There is a bridge between racial injustice and gender injustice, and the common coupling is the devaluation of the inherent human excellence in the person, female or male…Read the entire publication.


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