United Nations 57th annual session of CSW: Day 3

Our United Nations CSW 57 week began with a bang on Day 3! Our Panel on Indigenous Women and Healing through the Sacred Circle was sponsored by US Women Connect. Domestic Violence survivor and Board member Ana Maria Sanchez spoke about her past abusive relationships, her book and how she found the courage to free herself. Another speech was about “Generation rocks” and described visually how generations carry violence and oppression within their cellular memories. It was powerful and we were shocked to see half of the audience crying!

Here are videos and photos of our panel:

Ana Maria Sanchez opening the circle in a healing ritual

Ana Maria Sanchez’s violence testimony

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Ana with USWC Forum Convenor Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez, USWC Co-Chair and Founder TEWA Women United.

Board Secretary Jessica Buchleitner at UN main building

Board Secretary Jessica Buchleitner at UN main building

During a later panel we witnessed the testimony of a woman who worked as a prostitute in Ireland. Her story was powerful and we were able to record a portion of it:

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