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CSW I

Writer: Angela J.

The Commission on the Status of Women I is all about reducing gender disparity in the workplace. CSW is important because the issues acknowledged there prevent thousands of women from suicide, mental illness, and trauma.

Some issues they are trying to solve are the problems of women being discriminated against, harassed, and prosecuted in the workplace. Delegates from different schools have come together to acknowledge these issues. The delegates represent different countries to get a diverse range of perspectives.

During the opening speeches of the delegates, Chair Julianne Lin said that the delegates of Sweden and Canada were wonderful at their opening speeches. They spoke clearly, and she thinks they understood the committee in a more advanced way than others.

Drafting resolutions, also called lobbying, is when the delegates form two groups that are based on two different resolutions. One topic was about the effects of gender inequality through STEM, and the other was about gender inequality in the workplace. Lobbying is important because when the delegates were working together, it was as though different countries came together to make the world a better place. In lobbying, the two groups organized information about gender inequality and communicated with each other.


During the debate, everyone contributed to the argument and they tried to include all the suggestions the delegates made to revise the resolution. Since they couldn’t add everyone’s revisions, they sometimes took votes to see where the majority of votes were. There were lots of heated debates, but the most memorable was when the delegate of Brazil said, “Everyone should receive equal pay.” Then, the delegate of Canada said that giving everyone equal pay could cause some to get lazy. They went back and forth for a while until they finally agreed to change “equal pay” to “appropriate pay” so that everyone received appropriate amounts for how hard they worked. 

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