World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
United Nations Commission on Science & Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
African Union (AU)
Silicon Valley Summit (Specialized)
Preamble to the Annexation of Hawaii: the Reign of Liliuokalani (Specialized)
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Chairs: Harnoor Sachar & Neha Vazarkar
Topic A: Child Marriage and Oppression of Women in South Asia
Child marriage around the world is decreasing as countries become more developed, but is still prevalent in many South Asian countries. This is due to poverty, the commodification of women, and old traditions. As a result, many women have their health, education, freedom, and future opportunities compromised to live a domestic life taking care of the household from a young age. Child marriage in South Asia is often weaved with other societal problems such as sex trafficking and dowries, making it difficult to tackle one issue without addressing the others. The United Nations has set a Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child marriage by 2030. Hopefully, as a result of preventing 25 million child marriages between 2008 and 2018, as well as global cooperation, the United Nations can reach this goal and create better futures for young women all across South Asia.
Topic B: Online Harassment of Women
While media advancement is considered technologically revolutionary, its effects on women and their existing struggle with harassment are severe. Women all over the world, regardless of whether they feel safe in their physical environments, are subject to harassment and abuse online. As social media platforms grow, stalkers and trolls are also given more space to spread hate speech and insensitive attacks. Topics such as cyber sexism or cyber misogyny will be explored, as well as the various different harassment tactics and how people get away with them. The reason that online harassment has peaked is because there has been minimal initiative to control it, and if any plan is put into action, we must explore how it will go into effect is a protected world such as the internet.