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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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The report on the Forum on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in a sustainable perspective”, which was organized on 10 October 2016 by the NGO CSW Geneva with the Support of the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC) is now available.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.