The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, March 4th to Friday March 15, 2013. The theme of CSW 57 was “the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls” – a theme highly relevant to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. WILPF had a large delegation coordinated by the PeaceWomen programme with over 70 representatives from every region of the world.
Peacewomen organized and supported an impressive number of events and focused on addressing the root causes of violence against women and underlining the linkages with militarism and gun violence. We worked collectively towards advocacy on strengthening the Agreed Conclusions with a focus on WILPF priority areas for CSW: linkage with arms, women peace and security, and women's participation. In the end, our hard work and activism paid off, unlike last year's CSW, this year the Conference resulted in Agreed Conclusions. PeaceWomen drafted a summary document which details an overview of CSW 57 events and outcomes from a Women, Peace and Security perspective. To Read full report Click Here>>