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Compilation of inputs from women’s rights advocates on the occasion of the CSW59

On the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59), and in response to the invitation to the Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) to address the Commission at the opening of its fifty-ninth session, AWID called on feminists and women’s rights advocates around the world to share three key messages about women’s rights with UN and government leaders.

The call was widely disseminated online and was open for five days from 2–6 March 2015.

Hundreds of feminists and women’s rights advocates from around the world responded via Twitter, Facebook, email or left comments directly on our website.

Their comments, which we compiled in the following Fact Sheet, dealt with a wide range of issues currently affecting women´s rights and informed the speech delivered by our Executive Director at the opening session of the Commission on Monday 9 March 2015.