WEBINAR: Women’s empowerment and sustainable development (CSW 60)

Kind of Resource: 
Initiative
Countries: 
Global

With the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the links between the
status of women worldwide and the long-term propensity of societies were importantly
strengthened.

Women’s empowerment and sustainable development was also selected as
the priority theme for the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
(CSW60) that will take place in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

Despite the growing international focus on this issue, the current socio-economic
arrangements failed to address the challenges of the contemporary world and specifically
the rights and needs of women and other marginalised groups.

The webinar will focus on how human rights and security politics can shift the current
economic paradigm towards the goal of social justice.