Reflections on CSW 60 from Dr Anu Mundkur
Reflections from the NGO delegates on the Australian government delegation to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women.
Roundtable and Launch: Opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015 (8 June 2016)
CSW60 Analysis Report by Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
CSW60 analysis report by Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women - ‘Driving the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’
‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Youth Participation at CSW’, says Hannah Gissane from the Equality Rights Alliance.
Register now to attend the Australian National Women’s Alliances-hosted International Engagement Forum and CSW 60 Report Back on 29 April 2016 in Sydney.
Carole Shaw, CEO of JERA International, respected women’s rights advocate, activist, researcher, policy maker and veteran CSW expert, shares reflections on the invaluable spaces that women create at CSW for mobilising, networking, strategising and (re)connecting.
Enhancing the participation of National Human Rights Institutions in the Commission on the Status of Women
The participation of national human rights institutions in UN bodies and processes such as the Commission on the Status of Women contributes to the promotion, protection and realisation of women’s rights and human rights in general, writes Penny Morton.
The Australian Country Statement to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women was delivered by the Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott-Despoja AM, on Friday 18 Mach 2016.
Delegate for the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, Dr Jackie King, shares her reflections from CSW 60 Consultation Day and Opening Session.
After over 80 hours of negotiations between Member States at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, with the critical advice of civil society representatives, the Agreed Conclusions were reached on 24 March 2016. Read below for the complete text of the Agreed Conclusions and the Multi Year Programme of Work.
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).
A practical resource for humanitarians, field-based practitioners, cluster coordinators, policy-makers, donors, researchers, advocates, activists, and reporters to ensure a more effective and accountable response to the Nepal Earthquakes.
This page has been created to support effective and accountable humanitarian relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in response to the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015. Ensuring that the different needs and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are central to all response planning will be critical if we are to achieve this.