The 61st Commission on the Status of Women: ‘women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’

CSW61

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.

Every year, representatives of member states gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

This year’s priority theme of the CSW is ‘women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’. IPPF is working with partners to make sure that sexual and reproductive health and rights are considered central to women’s economic empowerment within negotiations at the CSW.

Read our latest briefing to find out why sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to women’s economic empowerment.

The centrality of sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieving women’s economic empowerment

This briefing is intended for civil society advocates working on influencing the outcome of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 61 and working within the field of women’s rights and gender justice. It sets out why SRHR must be considered a central part of programming and advocacy on WEE.

See the full list of IPPF hosted events at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 61.

IPPF events at CSW 61

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The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.


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