UN Headquarters, New York, March 13 – 24, 2017 – The occasion of the two-weeks United Nations’ annual Commission on the Status of Women during the month of March provides Sr. Margaret Mayce, OP, DSC–DSI Representative at the UN) with a unique opportunity to invite Sisters from the continental regions of DSI to share in her mission at the UN and to participate in the sessions of the Commission.
Since 2013, Dominican Sisters from each of the continental areas of DSI have participated in the formal sessions of the Commission and its side events. The time they spend together in New York is also an opportunity to grow in their appreciation of the Justice & Peace mission Dominican Family and the plight of women and girls in the various parts of the world where our Sisters live and are engaged in the mission.
This year, the focus is upon women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work and the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
Participants of 2017
Srs. Juliana Idoko, OP & Clementina Oti, OP of Nigeria representing the Continent of African
Srs. Judy Morris, OP & Sr. Margaret Hillary, OP of USA representing the Continent of North America
Sr. Rukhsana Yaqoob, OP of Pakistan & Sr. Emmanuel Yen Do, OP of Vietnam representing the Continent of Asia-Pacific
Sr. Laura Ines Nino Martinez, OP of Colombia & Sr. Helena Im, OP of Mexico representing the Continent of Latin America & the Caribbean.
Sr. Helen Mary Harmey, OP of Ireland representing the Continent of Europe