Sneak Peek: 2016 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

By: Marta Bautista  

Photo by: UN Women

The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. This year, the priority theme is "Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development" and the review theme is "The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls".

PeaceWomen and WILPF are excited to once again participate in CSW 60. We have  already submitted a statement, calling for "feminist foreign and domestic policy that ensures local action on demilitarization and women’s human rights for transformative change" as well as for "a change in priorities that invest in women’s human rights, divest from militarism, and safeguard political economies of gender justice and peace rather than economies of inequality and war.” In order to stay updated on all the events, highlights, and outcomes, make sure to follow PeaceWomen’s getting ready and preparing for its participation. We have already created the CSW 60 page in which we will keep you updated of all the events, highlights and outcomes of CSW 60. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Will you be at CSW? Let us know! PeaceWomen is not funding CSW participants this year, but will facilitate WILPF coordination among any self-funded or other participants. (Please contact Marta Bautista:

Please note that the deadline to sign up for a CSW 60 parallel event is 11 December 2015 -- register and apply online here.
For more information on CSW 60, see the UN Women website  here >>
For more information on CSW 60 and to sign up for a parallel event, see the NGO CSW website here >>
For information on WILPF’s engagement last year (CSW 59), this year (CSW 60) and otherwise, see our website here >>