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“The NGO Committee on the Status of Women has been essential in breaking traditional frontiers and in changing the course of a complex and delicate debate on gender equality. It is in this Committee where one hears that in a society where a women has never been discriminated against, exploited or abused, denigrated, or subject to violence, she will give birth and life to communities and nations – and will construct a future – without violence, discrimination, abuse or denigration. It is also here in this Committee where one understands that the future debate on gender and development will not be located only at the surface of our needs or material desires (though essential) but at the most profound level of our existence and human transformation: a transformation that must not become a source of more gender inequality but become a human compass to guide the humanization of development thinking and practice.”

Alfredo Sfeir Younis,
Geneva Special Representative to the UN and the WTO, World Bank Geneva

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Joint Statement 39th Session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation

Human Rights Council 39 Joint Statement on Child Widowhood

A joint statement submitted to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council by GWI, Graduate Women International with co-sponsoring NGOs in General Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, International Alliance of Women, Soroptimist International, Women’s Federation for World Peace, and Zonta International; and NGOs in Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC European Union of Women, FAWCO, International Council of Jewish Women, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, International Movement for Fraternal Union Among Races and Peoples and Women’s World Summit Foundation.

Download our Joint Statement for the 39th session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation

 

 


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Forum on ‘Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’ – on 23 February 2018

The NGO CSW Geneva organized a Forum on ‘Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’ that took place on 23 February 9:30-13:00 in the Room XI, Palais des Nations in Geneva.  The following topics were discussed:  Factors affecting migration flows Movements and labour force Promotion of human rights and innovative solutions.  Additional information: […]

9th International NGO Forum on “Economic Empowerment of Women – Key Factors for Equality by 2030”

The NGO CSW Geneva co-organizes the 9TH OCAPROCE International NGO Forum on the Economic Social and cultural Rights of Women  on 2 June 2017, 10:00-18:00   Room VII, Palais des Nations (Attention Room change) Theme:  “ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN – KEY FACTORS FOR EQUALITY BY 2030”   Registration on INDICO : https://reg.unog.ch/event/18631/ (mandatory for those who do nat […]

NGO CSW Geneva / SDC Forum – Report now available

The NGO CSW Geneva with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organized a one-day Forum on the Economic Empowerment of Women & Girls in a Sustainable Perspective which took place on 10 October 2016, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XIX  4 topics were addressed in 4 panels:  Promoting gender […]

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Flashmob Dance: the video!

NGO CSW Geneva celebrated the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl by staging a flashmob dance outside the United Nations building in Geneva. Sponsored by the US Mission, United Nations Office of Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, this spirited event was an invitation to all actors […]


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NGO CSW Geneva’s position paper on a 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)

The NGO CSW-Geneva supports the holding of a 5th World Conference on Women including the 20 Year Review of the Beijing Platform for Action (1995). The Committee’s Position Paper on a 5th Women Conference on Women provides the background to this decision, the rationale for such support and the key issues for considerations.