WILPF at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 55)

March 2011
United Nations Headquarters, New York

This report summarizes WILPF’s monitoring  of the 55th Commssion on the Status of Women (CSW 55) from a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Perspective. The official theme of CSW55 (Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work) did not specifically focus on the WPS agenda. However, approximately 70 events included main themes related to women in conflict and post-conflict. The majority of the WPS events were arranged by NGOs, but some Member States, such as Canada, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Norway, South Korea, and Turkey also organized/hosted events.

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