Commission on the Status of Women, 10 to 21 March 2014

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in … [Read more...]

Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, MAR 4

Next week, on 4 March, the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW57) opens at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will convene governments, activists, media and private sector partners from around the world to discuss how to prevent violence against women and girls and improve services for survivors everywhere. We are excited about the momentum and opportunity that CSW57 brings! Are you? Make some noise leading up to CSW57! Join this Thunderclap to tweet … [Read more...]

CSW – Violence Against Women, Sexual, Reproductive Health

CSW 2012 The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012. The closing meeting was held on 15 March 2012. The 2012 session focused on the following key areas: Priority Theme: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges Review Theme: Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women Emerging … [Read more...]

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