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    Commission on the Status of Women

    The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), part of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), promotes gender equality and the advancement of women. Its charge is to measure progress towards equality and highlight challenges, set standards and formulate concrete policies to promote equality and women’s empowerment, and encourage mainstreaming of the gender perspective in all UN activities worldwide.

    FAWCO is a member of the NGO Committees on the Status of Women (NGO CSWs) in NY, Geneva and Vienna. FAWCO members and UN Representatives regularly attend the annual CSW in New York. You can read blogs by members of FAWCO's delegations to CSW. 

    FAWCO signs on to Written and Oral Statements submitted to UN Women for consideration by CSW, joining our partner women's NGOs with consultative status to ECOSOC. You can read these statements on the Advocacy page. 

     

    Key Links
    UN CSW http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw
    NGO CSW New York www.ngocsw.org
    NGO CSW Geneva www.ngocsw-geneva.ch/
    NGO CSW Vienna https://ngocswvienna.org/



    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. 

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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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