Commission on the Status of Women 2015
February 21, 2015
IWDA is currently taking part in the UN Women summit, the Commission on the Status of Women.
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.
CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
During the annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York.
The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015.
This year a key agenda item for CSW will be progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the key global policy document on gender equality, and the 23rd special session of the General Assembly held in 2000 (Beijing+5), as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Member States will agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women’s rights in political, economic and social fields.
In preparation for CSW, IWDA asked our partner organisations across Asia Pacific for their perspectives on the current situation for women’s rights across multiple areas of life. Read their thoughts in the latest edition of our journal Gender Matters.
IWDA CEO Joanna Hayter is in New York for CSW, and has taken perspectives with her. She is also:
- Delivering IWDA’s petition to End the Right to Rape
- Formally introducing the Individual Deprivation Measure at a Side Event co-hosted by IWDA and the Australian Government