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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
CSW60: Highlights on women's political participation and leadership
Every year in March, representatives of Member States, UN entities, and civil society organizations from all regions gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to evaluate progress on gender...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Power of Legislation for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN Women on March 15, 2016. The...
Monday, March 18, 2013
UN Women welcomes Agreed Conclusions at the Commission on Status of Women
At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a testimony to the commitment of Member States to do the right thing, to prevent and eliminate...
Monday, March 18, 2013
Activists welcome hard-fought UN agreement on women's rights
UN officials and activists expressed relief and delight over news that an agreement had been reached at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Greeted with cheers, the agreed outcome document of the 57th CSW, which was announced on...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A Political Tug-of-War Over Militarism and Gender Violence
The key provisions of UNSCR 1325 include specific protection needs of women and girls in military conflicts; increased participation and representation of women at all levels of decision making; and gender perspective in post-conflict processes,...
Friday, March 08, 2013
8 MARCH 2013   On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world free of violence against women and girls, a world in which women and girls do not fear being attacked in their homes or communities, and one where would-be perpetrators know they...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Media advisory: UN Women co-sponsored events during the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, 4 – 15 March 2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it...