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CSW Finalizes Agreed Conclusions: Addressing the root causes of inequality and violence, or missing the point?

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 READ MORE>>

CSW Side Event: Panel Discussion

I am speaking today as a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – WILPF- and one of the co-founders of the Young WILPF section in READ MORE>>

What you can do to help

As we await official news of the revised wording to the Agreed Conclusions of the Commission at the Status of Women, we are also looking ahead to the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations that will take place in New York before the month is out. This is a chance to really improve the human rights machinery READ MORE>>

Making the Connections: Militarization and Violence Against Women

As the second day of CSW rolled around, there remains a real concern that there will be a repeat of last year, and the commission will end with no agreed conclusions. As I reflected on the feedback about the updated draft conclusions, which were released late the night before, the absence of any single reference READ MORE>>

On Feminism and the numbers game- from monetary policy to the OECD's SIGI

“Tax policy is a feminist issue” – Radhika Balakrishnan One of the greatest challenges that faces the realization of gender equality (and therefore the prevention of violence against women) is a lack of financial resources. We can easily call to mind the image of the under-staffed and poorly resourced government women's department, struggling to fulfill READ MORE>>

WILPF and the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

This week is the 57th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) kicks off at the United Nations in New York, and will be held on the priority theme “the prevention of all forms of violence against women”. CSW is the chief international policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement READ MORE>>

CSW: a preparatory reading list for all good activists

In attending CSW, it is often difficult to work out what will be the most effective strategy from day to day. With literally tens of events on across the UN plaza and the buildings in its surrounds, delegates are faced with the space-time continuum, which so frustratingly prevents them from being in two (or more) READ MORE>>

YWILPF Australia to attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

Australian WILPF delegates May Maloney and Sharna de Lacy will atone the two week UN Women convened meeting in March. May and Sharna will be covering events that focus on the Asia Pacific region, the Women Peace and Security agenda, youth focused sessions and more at this year's event. The key theme this year is addressing READ MORE>>