About the Committee
“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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The NGO CSW Geneva cordially invites you to a one day Forum
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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 Panel on Women in top leadership and decision-making positions.
A reception is also organized at 17:30 with welcome words by Madame Esther Alder, Conseillère administrative de la Ville de Genève
This event is co-sponsored by the NGO CSW Geneva.
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Other Advocacy News
One Day Forum on Women Economic Empowerment – 10 October 2016 – Participants’ Registration now open!
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International Conference to end FGM – From Goals to Action on FGM: Working Together to Bridge Gaps – on 10-11 May 2016
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29th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel-Dialogue event on Migration: Crises of Values and Governance – 24 June 2015
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The final report of NGO Forum that the NGO CSW Geneva organized in November 2014 for the Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review is now available. This report notably Includes the Geneva NGO Declaration and Recommendation – with French & Russian translations All Plenary Sessions Short Reports All 16 Interactive Roundtable Reports the Lobby Session report the […]
For more information, reports, pictures and videos on the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review, please click here or on the above NGO Forum logo to visit its dedicated website!
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.