UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 61st Session Agreed Conclusions

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 61st Session Agreed Conclusions

  The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) took place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 13 -2 4 March 2017.  The meeting took place at a critical juncture in the changing global political landscape and key challenges to gender equality, the women's empowerment agenda and Civil Society Organisation (CSO) representation were very evident.  In effect, CSW 61 was viewed as a litmus test of the strength of international political commitment in the face of gains secured, especially between the 2012 t0 2016 period.     It was…Read more

CSW61 – NGO’s Access to the UN has Been Limited

NGO's Access to the UN has Been Limited The UN Security Division has apparently, in the past two days, determined that NGOs may not have access after 6pm. The CSW negotiations have been scheduled for the two rooms that have delegate access only from the second floor delegates lounge. This undermines our ability to work in partnership with NGOs. Please sign on to this letter to protest this action: TIME SENSITIVE. Sign by 9:30am ESTRead more
Invite: 14 March CSW61 Forum Reception

Invite: 14 March CSW61 Forum Reception

Recent update from The NGO CSW/NY Reception Committee NGO CSW 61 Forum: Reception Tuesday, 14 March 6:00 to 8:00 pm The NGO CSW Forum Reception will be held at Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012.   Reception Tips Please download and bring your ticket so you do not have to wait on line upon arrival. We would love to see you wear your beautiful native dress/attire and proudly represent your culture. Our Reception is a great platform to connect with new and old colleagues. We encourage you…Read more
Angela Davis speaks out at DC Women’s March

Angela Davis speaks out at DC Women’s March

Full Text of Speech by Angela Davis at the DC Women's March "At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women's March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again. "We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land…Read more
Hundreds of Thousands of Women March Across the Globe in solidarity on Women’s Rights

Hundreds of Thousands of Women March Across the Globe in solidarity on Women’s Rights

    We are marching for strength in these coming years and for the ability to survive in a culture that erases and excludes and forgets women, and denies women their humanity, and refuses to recognize their achievements and all the ways they serve and lead selflessly. We are marching to link arms with friends, comrades and strangers so that the rhythm of our steps becomes the tempo of a new time and the unified chants of our voices become a clarion call. - Eve Ensler, Women's March Washington (2017)   Hundreds of…Read more