The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established in 1946 and meets annually in New York. Comprised of 45 Member States the CSW is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women with the sole aim of promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social, and educational fields.
Its mandate is to ensure the full implementation of existing international agreements on women’s human rights and gender equality.
This March, youth advocates from around the world sent a message to their leaders: we will hold you accountable on gender equality.
On March 11, 2015, more than 70 IWHC supporters and partners gathered to hear three women speak about their activism in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Egypt.
Women’s human rights groups at the UN this week have criticized the continued lack of support by the UK government for the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets that were created by consensus by UN member states in July 2014, as a basis for the post 2015 agenda.
As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the pol …
A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.
After months of secretive negotiations, UN Commission on Status of Women issues bland political declaration that does not go far enough to achieve gender equality.
As government leaders gather at UN headquarters in New York to mark International Women’s Day, feminists loudly proclaim, “Nothing about us, without us.”
The 20th anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women provides an opportunity for governments to take a close look at the status of women in their countries.
Eighteen activists from India, Armenia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, the UK, France, and Poland, gathered for a two-day Advocacy in Practice workshop in the lead-up to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.
Just before the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 18 young activists from across the world gathered at IWHC for a two-day leadership skills training.