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The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.

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 sent a delegation of 15 members from around the world, and they posted CSW63 Blogs.

B25 ECE Gender Equality Goals

An enlightening session was the summary of the 51 Beijing+25 national reports in a regional synthesis, presented by Monika Linn, Sustainable Development and Gender Unit, ECE. Sadly, she reported little that was new, but the same issues we discussed five years ago at the Beijing+20 Review: 

  • increasing violence against women, including cyber violence
  • need for greater economic empowerment and political participation

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"A quarter of a century after Beijing, not a single country has achieved gender equality. Beijing+25 and the global drive to achieve the SDGs provide us a unique opportunity to accelerate efforts, strengthen our partnerships and mobilize all of society, including all generations, to fulfill the longstanding commitments to women and girls."

Ăsa Regnér, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive...

FAWCO had an impressive delegation of members from around the world at CSW63.

Anette Arnold (AWC Berlin)

Karen Boeker (AWC Denmark)

Karen Castellon (AWC Berlin) and her daughter Claire

Hari Kitching (FAUSA) 

Dorothy Wagle (Mumbai)

Yolanda Henry (FAUSA)

Claire Mathijsen (AAWE Paris)

Elizabeth Tunoi (Claire's Kenyan colleague)

Honorary FAWCO Member Amanda Lane (CRP) and her daughter

Members of the FAWCO UN...

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The poster for the NGO Forum event on March 14, 2019.

Thanks to Yolanda Henry (FAUSA), Dottie Wagle (AIWC Mumbai), Claire Mathijsen (AAWE Paris) and her partner Elizabeth Tunoi, and Amanda Lane (CRP Jordan) for being part of this important panel discussion. 

By Karen Boeker (AWC Denmark)

CSW 63 was an inspiring and encouraging experience – again. It started on Sunday, March 10 with the NGO Forum's Consultation Day, which was for me the perfect start into the week.

One of the events at CSW63 was a call to join the fight against child marriage in Bangladesh. It is a movement based...

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March 14, 2019

Realizing the 2030 Agenda requires mobilizing resources, talents and goodwill. People around the world are stepping up to the challenge, making contributions, filling gaps and providing services for people in need, leaving no one behind. When governments don't provide adequate social services, people fall through the cracks, and may not be able to access needed services. Why? Political...

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The rooms are always standing-room-only crowded, so we were happy to have seats for this event.

 Laurie Richardson, Melissa Ruggles, Karen Boeker, Hari Kitching (L-R)


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Melissa, Karen and Hari

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