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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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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 to fully commit to investing in girls in order to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

 

 


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International Day of the Girl 2016 – Invitation to a Flashmob Dance

Dance with us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. With this spirited event, we mean to engage all actors and gain their full commitment to investing in girls. Celebrating girls worldwide on 11 October raises awareness that states and their partners must take meaningful actions towards reaching Sustainable […]

Women in Power, a Guest Lecture by Torild Skard – 3 October 2016

  The International Alliance of Women & the World Council of Churches cordially invite you to a Guest Lecture by TORILD SKARD author of “Women in Power” on Monday 3 October 2016, 18:00-20:00 at the Ecumenical Centre Visser’t Hooft Hall, 150 route de Ferney, Geneva   The lecture will be followed by a Panel of distinguished […]

International Conference to end FGM – From Goals to Action on FGM: Working Together to Bridge Gaps – on 10-11 May 2016

The NGO CSW Geneva is happy to support this 2 day conference organized on 10-11 May by one of its member the Inter-African Committee. The conference is structured around the following: Best practices against FGM Legal frameworks, policies & action: Stock-taking & Gaps Research, data and advocacy Strengthening partnerships and stakeholder networking Challenges to ending […]

29th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel-Dialogue event on Migration: Crises of Values and Governance – 24 June 2015

Co-organiszed by NGO CSW Geneva members Bangle and Dialogue, International Council of Jewish Women and Medical Care Development International, in partnership with Global Migration Associates and Rwanda Women Network: Migration: Crises of Values and Governance Human Rights, Social Cohesion, Women, Development… on Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12h to 13h30, Palais des Nations, room VIII A […]


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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.