Victoria Larson, Global Sisters Report | October 22, 2016
The Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters is typically buzzing with ambassadors and representatives in suits and interns frantically taking notes, creating a constant clicking of pens and laptops. But on Oct. 10, 2014, I walked into the ECOSOC chamber to find hundreds of girls from around the country with their mentors, chatting and anxious for the event that was about to start. I had only begun my position with UNANIMA International, a coalition of 20 congregations of women religious which advocates at the U.N., a few months prior. The energy was truly palpable and has stayed with me since. From that afternoon forward, I have centered much of my work on girls’ rights.