Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Chairs: Aanya Gupta & Beatrice Song
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Topic 1: Trafficking of Women
Human trafficking is a rising global issue that involves illegal trade or forceful exploitation of victims making them engage in forced labor, commercial sex, and more. Women and girls are the most affected, with women accounting for 51% of victims and girls accounting for 20%. Victims are isolated from the world, robbed of their freedom, and experience all kinds of physical and mental abuse. Many refer to human trafficking as a kind of modern slavery. Approximately 600,000 women are trafficked across international borders every year. They are coerced with promises of jobs, education, or citizenship and then are kidnapped by traffickers. Even after, survivors face lifelong struggles, as they often find it hard to rejoin society and experience serious mental and physical health problems. Delegates must work together to find solutions that address the prevention of these kidnappings from happening, alongside improving the criminal justice responses to cases, and providing countries with more resources to identify and assist victims.
Topic 2: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women's Education
COVID-19 is threatening the education of women and girls around the world. The pandemic has increased economic instability, which leads to families utilizing desperate measures for survival. This effect has caused the number of child marriages, child labor, teen pregnancies, and more to increase, which may force about 11 million young women to drop out of school. Because COVID-19 has negatively affected every facet of these girls' lives, schooling has no longer become an option for many of them. Delegates will be tasked with finding ways to bring these young women back to school while also protecting their personal safety, and acknowledging different cultures.