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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

CSW61: Open letter to UN member States

The international trade union movement and civil society allies are shocked at the behaviour of certain UN, including ILO, member States aimed at removing from the draft Agreed Conclusions all references to ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

Source: UNCSW61

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?

The International Chamber of Commerce was granted Observer Status which means that they will be able to sit in every session and get the chance to speak, far more opportunities than what the civil society has. This event is a symbol of a huge influence of the corporate sector into the development agenda.

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

Panel: Solidarity Key to Addressing Global Power

Understanding the scale and depth of corporate power’s impact on workers, the environment and public services—and channeling that knowledge into joint action to coordinate and maximize an effective response—is crucial to decreasing economic inequality and reclaiming space for the 99 percent, panelists said yesterday in New York City.

Source: Solidarity Center

The impact of cash transfers on women and girls

This briefing summarises the evidence on the impact of cash transfers on women and girls, drawn from the full report, Cash transfers: what does the evidence say?