New York employment lawyer Mahir Nisar is set to attend the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Attorney Nisar was nominated and selected by the Muslim Bar Association of New York to attend the event on their behalf. The United Nations will be hosting this event at their headquarters in New York from March 12th through the 23rd.
As a partner at White, Nisar & Hilferty, LLP., Mahir Nisar makes a consistent effort to encourage gender equality. Throughout his career as a New York employment attorney, Nisar has made conscious efforts to ensure no client, male or female, experiences a lack of justice throughout the legal process. Through his work as a volunteer, and his pro bono legal counsel, Nisar shows his commitment to those he represents and goes above and beyond the average lawyer.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an intergovernmental body whose focus is the promotion of gender equality. Created in 1946 by the Economic and Social Council, this global entity encourages the empowerment of women and women’s rights, and shares numerous representatives with the ambassadors of the United Nations, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The joint efforts between these NGOs, the UN, and the CSW have led to a variety of actions, as spelled out by its current framework, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This framework addresses issues, defines goals and actions for the CSW and its supporters, and issues checkpoints to ensure progress.
Issues outlined by the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action:
- Women and poverty
- Education and training of women
- Women and the media
- Women and armed conflict
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action creates plans to combat these issues. One goal and outcome is an increase in gender-facing events hosted by the UN.
The focus of the 62nd session of the CSW is to address the current challenges facing gender equality of rural women and girls, and opportunities the CSW can use to encourage the empowerment of these females. The 62nd session will also review the previous theme of women’s opportunity in the media, and analyze the conclusion of this theme from the 47th session.
Representation for Victims of Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
At White, Nisar & Hilferty, we strongly advocate against gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Our employment law attorneys strive to defend the federally protected classes of the workforce, because we believe no person – man or woman – should be treated differently based on their gender. From equal pay rights to sexual harassment issues, we are here to help anyone who has been victimized by unethical practices in the workplace.
Mahir Nisar has been recognized for his efforts toward equality through his pro bono work, and association with nonprofits. He has been honored with inclusion in theNew York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for the last four years. Click here to learn more about Mahir Nisar and his efforts towards justice and equality.
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