We’re super excited that six of SPARK’s activists are girl delegates at the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations!

The Commission on the Status of Women meets at the UN every year to report on and evaluate gender equality and progress for women across the globe. At the 2014 CSW, the focus is on the Millenium Development Goals set in the year 2000–what’s worked? What hasn’t? And what will we do in 2015 and beyond? You can read about the goals in full here. In brief, they are:

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Achieve universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. Reduce child mortality
  5. Improve maternal health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other diseases
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. Establish a global partnership for development
This week, SPARK girls Annemarie McDaniel, Ria Desai, Mehar Gujral, Montgomery Jones, Sam Holmes and Cheyenne Tobias will join hundreds of other girls from across the world in reporting on how these MDGs affect their lives and the lives of girls and women around the globe. We’ll have a full report from after the event–until then, you can follow along with these incredibly important conversations on Twitter using the hashtags #CSW58, #UNgirls, #GirlsRights, #GirlDelegates, and #WGG2014.