Education and training of girls and women explored during the commission on the status of women

The theme of this year's Commission was access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work. The Baha'i International Community hosted a panel discussion, titled Rethinking Education for Girls and Women: Beyond the Basic Curricula with panelists Dr. Changu Mannathoko, Senior Policy Advisor at UNICEF, Dr. Wendi Momen (U.K.) and Zarin Hainsworth (U.K.). Participants from Belize, Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., U.S.A. and Vietnam, made up the Baha'i delegation to the Commission. The Baha'i International Community released a statement to the Commission titled, Education and Training for the Betterment of Society.