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Commission on the Status of Women

The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Its primary theme is “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.

AWID’s participation at CSW63

Alongside partners, we are co-sponsoring several civil society convenings, influencing the negotiations and outcome document, and sharing key knowledge pieces on relevant themes.

Our main priorities at CSW63 are to:

  • Raise awareness of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) initiative, as a way forward to proactively engage in these spaces. 
  • Build political support for the binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights among women’s rights movements and policy makers.
  • Amplify progressive youth voices and ensure their visions are reflected in the CSW Youth Declaration.

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