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Chair: Sabashnee Govender (914/850-0195)  Email

Poughkeepsie AAUW
International Women’s Initiative

The Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW International Women's Initiative focuses on women's rights around the world.  We will be implementing ways for our members to be more informed global citizens - a requisite of the times that we live in - and how we might positively affect women's issues in the developing world as well as in the United States.  Under the auspices of this initiative, we will maintain a focus on education, health and economic inequalities around the world.  If you are interested in learning more, organizing an event and/or chairing a broader initiative, please email Sabashnee.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2017

March 14, 2017

This event was canceled due to a major snow storm.

Snow in Poughkeepsie                                   Snow in New York City

Following is a document prepared by Geeta Desai, Poughkeepsie AAUW member and President of Graduate Women International, as background for delegates attending the UN CSW  meetings.  Our members will be attending the parallel sessions but this will give us a look at what will be going on "across the street" at the UN and what went into the organization of the CSW61 meetings.

Preparatory Information on UN CSW>>

International Women's Day

March 8, 2017
Dutchess Community College

B. Harrel, M. DeWald, S. Govender, M. Nijhuis, D. Kelly at the AAUW table

M. DeWald tries a vendor              Poet Gold joins AAUW members
                                        C. McGill, D. Kelly,and C. Dino-Durkin

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2016

Report on CSW by Margaret Nijhuis>>

Report by 10 year old young man>>

 Wednesday – March 16, 2016
 AAUW Event "Solving the Equation for Gender Equality"

First Row L to R: Gwen Higgins, Christie VanHorne, Diane Jablonski, Back row: Mary Lou Davis, AAUW National President Patricia Ho, Margaret Nijhuis, AAUW- NYS Funds VP Janice Brown





Marge Ouart and Sabashnee Govender discuss the conference

Day 2 of CSW

On March 21, Geeta Desai (Poughkeepsie Branch member) organized and moderated a session "Our Bodies are not Public Property."  The panel of 4 included 3 women from India.

Left - Geeta gets the event started.  Right - women from Pakistan and India working


Past Events>>


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