The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Preview

By Marina Kumskova, Women, Peace and Security Programme Associate

(Visual: UN Women)

In just over a week, WILPF activists from Japan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Kenya, Syria, the UK and elsewhere will join thousands of other women leaders at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). This year, the focus of discussion is on challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

In preparation for the Session, WILPF worked to strengthen the meaningful participation of rural women across the conflict spectrum by delivering a statement on the Fulani herdsmen violence in Nigeria at the 25 January 2018 CSW62 Multi-Stakeholder meeting in New York, and advocating for strengthening language on women's meaningful participation, disarmament and accountability for gender equality and peace in CSW62 draft agreed conclusions.

During the session, WILPF International will focus on amplifying the experiences and work of our partners and sections. Join us!

We will also support mobilising youth leadership for intersectional movement building, through providing a capacity-building training for the WILPF US Student Practicum and engaging in strategic dialogues with activist and partners.

Read more about WILPF’s CSW62 engagement here>