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Finding magic movement moments in times of crisis

Indigenous activist Judith LeBlanc calls it the Standing Rock moment.

Source: AWID

Women's Rights Caucus: Conclusion of CSW61

Feminist activists have seen their hard work pay off as the CSW61 adopted a set of Agreed Conclusions that made significant commitments to advance women’s rights and economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

Source: AWID and other organizations

Dispatch from CSW 61 by Ipas

Focus on women’s economic empowerment but little on sexual and reproductive health and rights

From the 13th-24th of March, world leaders, country delegations and human rights advocates attended the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations. This year’s CSW focused on women’s economic empowerment.

Source: Ipas

Dispatch from CSW 61 by Ipas

Focus on women’s economic empowerment but little on sexual and reproductive health and rights

From the 13th-24th of March, world leaders, country delegations and human rights advocates attended the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations. This year’s CSW focused on women’s economic empowerment.

Source: Ipas

CSW61: Open letter to UN member States

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW convenes annually under the auspices of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The negotiated outcomes of the meeting are known as “Agreed Conclusions”.

Source: UNCSW61

Transformative leadership for gender equality and women's rights

Registration deadline: 19 May 2017

This course, offered by the UN Women Training Centre, seeks to strengthen leaders’ and managers’ use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address institutional gender biases and promote commitments to gender equality and women’s rights.

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Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

Webinar highlights: Corporate power and women's economic justice

On Tuesday 28th February, AWID and the Gender and Development Network (GADN) co-organized a webinar to discuss what kind of transformations we need to make gender, economic and ecological justice a reality and prepare feminist activists for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place 13-24 March 2017. 

Private sector, development agenda and women’s human rights: synergies or contradictions?

A very short time ago, the General Assembly granted Observer Status to the International Chamber of Commerce. This means the institution, which represents the interests of the biggest multinational corporations, will be able to sit in every session and even get the chance to speak, far more opportunities than what the civil society has. This event can be understood as yet another step in the process of consolidation of a huge influence of the corporate sector into the setting of the development agenda.

Source: Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)