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    The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

    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. FAWCO is sending a delegation of ten members from around the world, and they will be posting on the CSW62 Blog.

    See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018

    Tuesday March 13, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held a Town Hall meeting with NGOs at CSW62. He said that the struggle for gender equality is tough, and "we wouldn’t be where we are today without civil society."
    According to the SG, the issue of power relations in a male-dominated world is a major obstacle, as almost everywhere power is usually...

    Lopa Banerjee, Chief of the Civil Society Section of UN Women, spoke on March 13 at an NGO Morning Briefing at CSW62. She was eloquent and energetic as usual. She said that "Civil Society Organizations are our existential partners, the constituency for accountability."

    If we don’t take actions to empower rural women and girls, they will be left behind. By age 4,

    From Christine Humphreys and Karen Boeker who attended a session on HerStory at CSW62

    The HerStory Campaign works with grassroots partners in 27 countries to listen to, amplify and champion the voices of girls through innovative after-school programming designed to cultivate modern literacy skills and foster self-advocacy. Check out their InfoCard and video!


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