CSW 58

Written by: Shafferan Sonneveld

Less than two weeks to go for one of the most exciting times of the year for women's rights advocacy – the Commission on the Status of Women Session 58 (CSW58) is almost here!

This year, CSW58 will occur from 10 March until 21 March 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. WILPF will be participating with a delegation of over 60 WILPF women from all around the world who are passionate about gender equality and sustainable peace. In response to CSW 58's Priority Theme, WILPF calls for a “post-2015 development agenda that invests in gender equality and peace for sustainable development rather than current investments in degenerative development, inequality and violence.”

As we lead up to WILPF's 100th anniversary of peacemaking from a gender perspective in April 2015, we will demonstrate Women's Power to Stop War at CSW58. Our WILPF delegation will share their CSW58 experiences via blogs, which can be accessed via our Facebook page. We are also featuring an exciting photo gallery of 100 Women for Peace who will be sharing their support for women's power to stop war, showcased through our Instagram account. In the next couple of weeks and during CSW 58, look out for the hashtags #WILPF100 and #WSW2015 to follow WILPF as we advocate for disarmament, sustainable peace, women's participation in peace processes and more at CSW58.

Join us at the following events WILPF is sponsoring and participating in, which are also listed on a special CSW58 page on our website.

March 11
Nuclear Proliferation and the Peace and Security Agenda: The challenges it poses to the MDGs for women and girls in Africa
8:30 - 10 AM
Armenian Convention Centre, Ballroom 1, 630 2nd Avenue, New York

No Development without Disarmament
10:30 am - 12 pm
Chapel of the United Nations Church Center

March 12
An Integrated Approach to Peace and Security: Ensuring Women's Rights in Post-Conflict Syria
10 am - TBC
United Nations Church Center

March 13
Breaking Down Barriers to a Holistic Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
10 am – 11:15 am
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room C

Engaging Women for Resolving Conflicts, Usher in Peace, Disarmament and Development: Focus on South Asia
12 - 3 pm
Conference Hall, Baha'i United Nations Office, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, 10017, USA

From Bosnia to Syria: Women Organizing for Peace, Rights and Accountability
6 – 7:30 pm
CUNY School of Law, Dave Fields Auditorium, 2 Courts Square, Long Island City, USA

March 15
Singers in the Band: A Screening and Symposium on Military Sex Trafficking
11:30AM - 4:30PM
Fordham Law School, New York