Commission on the Status of Women 58th session in New York

It’s the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York and this year, the focus is on what should happen in development after the Millennium Development Goals end in 2015.

The majority of members of the WHRDIC are going to be in New York for the CSW, engaged in a whole range of activities to ensure that women’s rights are upheld in future plans for eradicating poverty.

Over the 2 weeks, there’s the official meetings between UN member states, as well as side events, which are State sponsored events in the UN building, and open to people who are registered with the UN (this includes NGOs), and parallel events, run by NGOs outside the UN complex and open to everyone.

This year, the WHRDIC is part of 2 events:

From Resolution to Solutions

A panel about the Resolution on WHRDs that was passed in November last year.

10 March 2014
1:15-2:3pm Conference Room 7 (NLB) (max. capacity: 85)
Please only RSVP if you require a Special Event Ticket (SET). If you are already accredited to CSW, you do not require an SET.
RSVP deadline: Thursday 6 March by 1:00pm.

Co-sponsored with Norway, Nobel Women’s Initiative, ICAN, JASS Meso-America, International Service for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Association for Women in Rights and Development, Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Protect Women Human Rights Defenders.

Women Human Rights Defenders: protecting our rights, documentation and resistance

Since 2005, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition has brought together over 30 organisations to form a global network to protect and support women human rights defenders (WHRDs).

Our groundbreaking work has helped to identify and document gender-specific experiences of women defenders and promote global recognition of the discrimination, abuse and violence that women defenders face on a daily basis.

Coalition members and defenders will discuss prevention and protection mechanisms, the importance of documenting our advocacy and the violations we face, and other creative acts of resistance.

Wednesday, March 12, at 8:30am
Hardin Room, Church Center United Nations (CCUN)
777 United Nations Plaza.


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