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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

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – Joint written Statement

At the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2-4 December, A group of NGO CSW Geneva members led by Make Mothers Matter international (MMM), submitted a joint written statement calling for Family and Work reconciliation and the recognition of the essential role of care to be integral part of Corporate Social Responsibility.

This was the 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. Established by the Human Rights Council in 2012, this Forum provides a global platform for the promotion and implementation of the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, the first globally accepted standards on the responsibilities of States and businesses for preventing and addressing business-related human rights abuse, which were endorsed in 2011 by the Human Rights Council.

See the full written statement, co-signed by MMM, the Mothers Legacy Project, Ius Primi Viri International & the International Federation of Business & Professional Women (IFBWP).


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