Commission of the Status of Women


The question of increasing young women’s access to education in developing countries

The Commission on the Status of Women promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women. The commission documents the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and addresses emerging issues that affect gender equality. In addition to this. The commission tries to further actions to accelerate progress and promote women’s enjoyment of their rights in political, economic and social fields. Thus, the first topic addressed aims to increase young women’s education in developing countries. 25% of all girls in developing countries have not completed elementary school and in Somalia, 95% of girls aged from 7 to 16 have never been to school.The delegates will discuss potential methods of how to enhance the situations of the young women’s access to education with urgency and responsibility, as for every year of secondary school completed, there is an average of 25 percent increase in the woman’s income in the future. Furthermore, the issue of workplace discrimination will be addressed in this commission as sexual harassment and gender wage gap has not been fully resolved in developed countries. Delegates will look for methods to resolve the tension and discrimination between the two genders.

The question of reducing workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and the gender wage gap against women in developed countries

The Commission on the Status of Women promotes the furthering of the equality between men and women. In the past decades much has happened in the field of gender equality, with the masses of women entering the workplace during the second World War. However, the modern woman still faces obstacles pertaining to workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and gender wage gap. Thus it is imperative to address these issues and attempt to resolve them.