61st Session of the Commission for the Status of Women: Preview

By Marina Kumskova

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2017 marks the 61th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. This year, the priority theme is "Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work" and the review theme is "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls".

WILPF is excited to once again participate in CSW 61, and demands that in order to achieve transformative, sustainable development and peace, action for women’s economic empowerment must include women across the conflict spectrum and address root causes of inequality and violence. We have waited long for governments to fully implement UNSCR 1325 (2000), so the time is now to move the money from a political economy of exploitation and war to a political economy of peace and gender justice.

In order to stay updated on all the events, highlights, and outcomes, make sure to follow WILPF’s getting ready and preparing for its participation. We have already created the CSW 61 page in which we will keep you updated of all events, highlights and outcomes of the forum. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Find more information on CSW 61, see the UN Women website  here

Find more information on CSW 61, see the NGO CSW website here

Find WILPF’s Statement for CSW61 here

For information on WILPF’s engagement last year (CSW60), this year (CSW 61) and otherwise, see our website here