This year’s CSW comes as multiple governments have succumbed to a dangerous right-wing populism and authoritarianism, unleashing resurgent anti-migrant, misogynist, racist, neocolonialist, and neoliberal policies. In the face of this, women civil society and gender justice advocates are coming together to develop and share strategies of resistance, and to reassert that women’s rights are human rights.
Open Democracy 50.50
Microsavings and Economic Development: Women on the Path to Equality
Gender inequality is one of the underlying causes of poverty. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is a key lever to achieve fair, sustainable and inclusive development. The work of CARE has therefore focused on the economic empowerment of women through the promotion of village savings and loan associations (VSLA).
This year's CSW will focus on Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The CSW LBTI Caucus, a group of Non-Governmental Organizations and advocates, aims to hold governments accountable for ALL women.
Dear Members of the UN Commission on the Status of Women,
AWID and other organizations
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. Recommendations to governments
This fact sheet from the Gender & Development Network (GADN) looks at the structural economic barriers to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and makes recommendations as to what should be included in CSW deliberations.
In Tanzania, Women's Action Towards Economic Development (WATED) has been working closely with women in rural settings, as well as with the local government on issues concerning land rights and economic justice.