ENS: Episcopal UNCSW delegates describe learnings, next steps following 2024 meeting

Members of the presiding bishop’s delegation to the 68th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and some of their leadership team dress in black for one the “Thursdays in Black” aimed at ending gender-based violence. Photo: Facebook/The Episcopal Church and the United Nations

"Nine of the 10 Episcopal women who attended the 68th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women offered a wrap-up report about how their experiences inspired them to new and expanded service across The Episcopal Church...

Delegates said they learned about new programs that were so transformative that they plan to share them people back home.

For the Rev. Lilo Carr Rivera from Long Island, that was solar cookers in Kenya, which meant women and girls no longer had to spend long hours, and be targets of attack or trafficking, while hunting for wood for cooking fires. Some were able to spend those extra hours in school."

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