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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One Day Forum on Women Economic Empowerment – 10 October 2016 – Save the date!

Organized by the NGO CSW Geneva with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Forum will convene over one day, on 10 October 2016, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XIX.

It will be comprised of four panels of 1 1/2 hours each (two in the morning, two in the afternoon) on the following topics and will focs on best practices:

  • Women in decision making
  • Equal pay, equal work
  • Unpaid care work
  • Government procurement

Provisional Program:

9:00 am – 9:30 am:  Entrance at the security desk for one day badge

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Opening Statements

10:30 am – 12:00 am: Panel on Women in decision making

12:00 am : 1:30 pm: Panel on Equal pay, equal work

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch Break  (sandwiches will be available)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel on Unpaid care work

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm:  Panel on Government procurement

5:30 pm -6:00 pm: Closing remarks

 

Additional information coming soon!


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