Commission on the Status of Women

Commission on the Status of Women

WILPF women from around the world will participate in the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. CSW 57 will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 4 March to Friday, 15 March 2013.

WILPF and CSW Priority Theme
WILPF has issued its official statement on CSW 57's priority theme, "The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls."

"Violence against women is a manifestation of the workings of power. The two are intrinsically linked and are experienced through both direct physical coercion and the material basis of relationships that govern the distribution and use of resources, privileges and authority within the home and society. Such dynamics shape the institutional and ideological formations of society and hence dictate gender norms, relations, and identity..."

For full statement click here>>

WILPF Events at CSW57
WILPF is organizing and supporting numerous key events during CSW. Speaking at several of our events will be WILPF International members, joining us from around the world and sharing their perspectives on women's issues within their country's context. Events include panel discussions, movie screenings, and interactive dialogues.

Please come join us, all are welcome.

MONDAY 4 MARCH 10:00 AM Salvation Army Auditorium, 221 East 52nd Street
“Investing in Peace? Violence Against Women, Militarism and Budgeting for Security

TUESDAY 5 MARCH 12:30 PM Chapel, Church Center United Nations, 777 East UN Plaza
“Violence Against Women: The Lethal Consequences of War”

THURSDAY 7 MARCH OR FRIDAY 8 MARCH (Date and Time TBC) RSVP Required for Entry
“Ending Discrimination and Implementing Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East North African Region”

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 6:00 PM Vermillion, 480 Lexington Avenue RSVP Required for Entry
WILPF Reception, Launch of 2015 Campaign

SATURDAY 9 MARCH 12:30 PM Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center, 140 West 62nd Street RSVP Required for Entry
“Avenues to Accountability: Militarism, Trafficking, Exploitation and Justice”

For a full list of WILPF Events at CSW57 please click here >>