When most people think of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, they think of young girls in matching uniforms, of camping, hiking and Girl Guide biscuits. But Guiding is so much more then this; it’s a global movement of girls and young women, developing essential life skills including for leadership, service and advocacy.
The #WhatWomenWant and #WhatYouthWant twitter rally was organised during the 60th CSW as one way to bring to the attention of government delegations negotiating the agreed conclusions key issues that must always be on the table when negotiating women’s rights issues. #womensrightsarehumanrights
Written by a diverse group of young feminist activists representing organisations from around the world, this progressive statement was drafted at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women and has been endorsed by over 85 allied organisations.
The Silent Tears exhibition at the Commission on the Status of Women has brought attention to, and provided a space to discuss and recognise, violence against women with disability. Silent Tears is a multi-media project and exhibition by internationally renowned photographer Belinda Mason, and emerging artists Dieter Knierim, Margherita Coppolino and Denise Beckwith developed in collaboration with women with disabilities who have experienced violence and women who have acquired their disability as a direct result of violence. Trigger Warning: Silent Tears contains images and stories that include depictions and some graphic accounts of violence against women.
The 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (14-24th March 2016) continues in New York on Day 2.
The 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (14-24th March 2016) began today in New York with governments and thousands of civil society from around the world discussing how to make #genderequality and the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. #CSW60 #CSW60Aus #GlobalGoals
CSW60 is off to an energetic start with the inaugural Youth CSW Agreed Conclusions lifting the voices of young people at the Commission on the Status of Women with the youth-led Youth CSW Forum. Over 400 young people from over 50 countries gathered over two days (12 - 13 March 2016) to share a vision for gendered implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and set expectations for how the CSW will include young people’s voices.
In preparation for CSW60, the Australian Human Rights Commission have released a position paper on the independent participation rights for National Human Rights Institutions at the Commission, and will host an event on the issue on 15 March 2016.
An update on NGO access at CSW60 to Conference rooms, official meetings and NGO morning briefings.
This update provides important information on logistics for arriving in New York City and for on-site registration to obtain your UN grounds passes (required for all delegates attending CSW60).