Kristin Alder, a master's student, is one of 20 female college students in the U.S. chosen to participate in the Commission on the Status of Women practicum at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. She is the daughter of James and Muguette Alder of Southlake.
Alder is earning a master of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in women's studies.
The Commission on the Status of Women, which was held March 12, focuses on gender equality and the advancement of women. By participating in the practicum, Alder is observing how the United Nations works to address issues requiring multilateral engagement and coordinated action, learning about negotiation, advocacy points and networking. She has temporary delegate status to the U.N. to attend official and non-governmental organization sessions and contribute to the official documentation of both official and non-governmental organization meetings.
Alder will complete several assignments, including creating an advocacy project when she returns to UNT.
The practicum on the Commission on the Status of Women is sponsored by the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University in Boston, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the National Women's Studies Association.
Nancy Kolsti with UNT News Service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.