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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)




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Programme Summary: 

10:00 – 11:00 Official Opening of the Forum

11:00 – 13:15   Morning Sessions:

  • 1  Inclusive Growth for the Eradication of Women’s Poverty
  • 2  Women’s role in peace building and qualitative growth
  • 3  The Consequences of Migration on Women in Africa

14:15 – 16:30   Afternoon Sessions:

  • 4  Pay Gap in Light of the Economic Empowerment of Women
  • 5  Gender Pension Gap: Cumulative Effect of lifelong Gender Imbalances in Paid & Unpaid Work
  • 6  The Importance of ICTs for the Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality 

16:30 – 17:15 Closing
17:15 – 18:00   Reception

More information: Full Programme


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 equality through Government Procurement
  • Equal Pay between Men and Women
  • Women in Decision Making Positions
  • Addressing Unpaid Care Work

The report on this Forum is now available for Download

HRC22 side-event: Women’s Land Rights

Orgnaized by Bangwee & Dialogue
Monday 4 March, 12:00-14:00
Palais des Nations Room XXVII

More information on the Flyer

HRC21 side event on Empowering women through Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on 12 September

12 September 2012 – 13:00-15:00 – Room XXI, Palais des Nations

A collaboration between the Permanent Missions of Finland, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Spain and Thailand and the NGO CSW Geneva.


  • Ms. Laura DUPUY LASSERRE, President of the Human Rights Council (Chair, Moderator)
  • Ms. Kyung-wha KANG, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Opening statement)
  • Ms. Magdalena SEPULVEDA, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty
  • Mr. Niklas BRUUN, Member of the CEDAW Committee
  • Ms. Ruth Abril Sttoffels, Professor of International Law and International Relations, specialised in gender issues, Cardenal Herrera CEU University
  • Ms. Nyaradzai GUMBONZVANDA, President of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women and General Secretary of YWCA
Downlaod: event flyer

Thematic Forum on Economic Empowerment & Employment – Meeting on November 3, 2011

on Thursday November 3, 2011 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
at the NGO resource Center, Plais de Nations – Geneva


  • Considering our present day world, what are the most pressing issues to be taken up by our Group?
  • What organisations or individual would be useful to engage with in the future: UN Agencies such as ILO, UNCTAD, ITU (on ITCs) or WTO or individual, including the knowledge and competence of our own membership?
  • Key activities for 2012, including possible side events at the HRC or other meetings.
  • Any other items you may wish to add.

Download: Minutes of the 3 Nov 2011 meeting


Panel on “Domestic Work: Human Rights of Women- Towards an ILO Convention on Domestic Workers” on May 30

Conchita Poincini as President of the NGO Committere on the Status of Women Geneva and Convener of the Working Group on Women’s Employment and the Economics of Gender was adamant on organising  a two hour lunch event in preparation of the ILO Labour Conference (ILC), which is to be held June 1-17, 2011.

The ILO Labor Conference will discuss for the second year running the adoption of a Convention and/or Recommendation on “Domestic Workers” a particularly exploited and unprotected group of workers, who are mostly women.

In relation to this conference, the NGO-CSW Working Groups on Employment & the Economics of Gender, Displaced Women and Women’s Right to Health, will hold a panel on

“Domestic Work: Human Rights of Women- Towards an ILO Convention on Domestic Workers”

on Monday, May 30, 2011

in Room S4 at the Palais des Nations.


The Event Flyer can be downloaded here


WG on Employment and the Economics of Gender – Meeting on 23 May 2011 CANCELLED

Working Group on Employment and the Economics of Gender – Meeting on 28 March 2011

The WG’s next meeting will be on March 28 2011 1-3 PM at the NGO Ressource Center.


  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Adoption of the minutes of October 12 2010
  4. Issues arising from the minutes
  5. Preparation of the forthcoming Labour Conference
  6. Plans for the Forum on Women’s Entrepreneurship in November
  7. Draft letter to Mrs Bachelet – 100 days campaign
  8. Date of the next meeting

Download: Minutes of 2 Feb 2011 Meeting


Special Presentation by World Bank Director Mayra Buvinic – 4 november 2009

Special presentation on 4 November 2009 in the Palais de Nations in Geneva :

“The Global Economic Crisis and the Empowerment of Women”


Director of the Gender in Poverty Reduction Vice Presidency of the WORLD BANK

In preparation for the Beijing+15 54th Commission on the Status of Women in 2010, the World Bank in Geneva and the CoNGO Geneva NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW) have invited Ms. Mayra Buvinic to present the Bank’s strategy and policy in approaching the financial and economic crisis from a women’s empowerment and gender equal perspective and how gender equality is mainstreamed in the Bank.

Downloads :

Event Flyer

Event Report by Conchita Poncini (IFUW)

UN-ECE Beijing+15 regional review meeting – outcome documents

The Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, has published a brochure on the NGO Forum for the UN-ECE Beijing+15 regional review meeting, the challenge of gender equality in the context of the economic and financial crisis, that was held in October 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland

This booklet can be downloaded as a single document Here !

Parts of its can also be downloaded :