Bradley Student Advocates at the United Nations

Published 03/27 2014 06:05PM

Updated 03/28 2014 10:57AM

PEORIA - A Bradley sophomore is speaking out about women’s' rights on the world's biggest stage.

Sarah Handler recently led a team of 20 delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The event took place at the UN's headquarters in New York City.

Sarah advocated for women's access to education

She also spoke on panels concerning women's opportunities

In the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

It was Sarah's second trip to the event as she was a delegate to last year's 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women after a competitive selection process. This year she was the leader of her group from the youth advocacy nonprofit SustainUS. 

“My specific role was to facilitate meetings with the entire delegation. And to kind of catch up, and share notes. Since there many events throughout the day you can't be in two places at once. So you would go over what they had learned; what their goals were. I would also, while I was there, go to the events myself,” said Sarah.

The conference should be great experience for Sarah as she is thinking about a career in public policy.


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