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CSW Special Focus

57th Commission on the Status of Women

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AWID is pleased to launch this special focus section on CSW57 - follow the proceedings and keep up to date on events, news, analysis, and official and CSO statements in preparation for and coming out of the two-week meeting. Share your information with us and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Member states and women’s rights advocates and organisations will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4-15 March 2013 for the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. The 2013 session will focus on the following key areas: 

Priority theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls 

Review theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS (agreed conclusions from the 53rd session)

Emerging issue: Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework

Watch webcasts from the CSW57

Listen to FIRE radiocasts at the CSW57

Watch the High Level Panel on VAWG in Latin America and the Caribbean


CSO Positions and Statements

Read written statements and position papers by women’s rights organisation in preparation for CSW57.

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Events and announcements

Find out about the official, side and other events, caucuses, launches etc. taking place, and get involved.

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Official documents and statements 

Read official documents from the UN and country delegations in preparation for CSW57.

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Follow news coming out of the meeting, both official and side meeting information.

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Analysis & Resources

Read what feminists and women’s rights activists are saying about the CSW and the proceedings.  

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Useful Links

Find links to key webpages where you can access important information about CSW57.

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AWID will be at CSW57 supporting the political work to advance integration of WHRDs within the CSW outcome document; to inform and support official positions on religion, tradition and culture that are consistent with women’s rights, to raise visibility of (and hopefully support for) effective funding strategies to support initiatives against VAW and mobilize AWID members to take action for a life free of violence for women and girls. 

AWID events at CSW57 - pdf

Right to Defend Rights

Challenging Fundamentalisms

International Women's Day March

Successful Strategies and Funding Mechanisms to Eradicate Violence Against Women: Women Moving Mountains- pdf




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