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CSW 66 | IDLO at the Commission on the Status of Women

18 Feb 2022
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.

  • Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.
  • Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session).

Read more on CSW66


Our side event    Plenary statement    Policy Brief on Climate Justice for Women and Girls    Our gender work    International Women's Day     


Our side event

Event Date:
10 March, 2022
  WEBINAR  | 16 March 2022  | 14:00 – 15:30 Rome  | 9:00 – 10:30 New York Feminist Climate Action and the Rule of Law  Women and girls are key to strengthening...

Plenary statement


Our gender work

Event Date:
10 March 2022
WEBINAR  | 10 March 2022  | 14:00 – 15:30 Rome  | 8:00 – 9:30 New York ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS: ACCELERATING ACTION FOR GENDER EQUALITY Equality in law is crucial to gender equality. Laws can...
Survivor-centered Justice: Why Is It Essential for Ending Gender-based Violence? Published by the Global Women’s Institute in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) As researchers, advocates, and practitioners...
Violence against women and girls remains devastatingly pervasive. Across their lifetime, some 736 million women worldwide – approximately 1 in 3 – are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-...


Generation Equality Action Coalitions The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that are mobilizing governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to catalyze...
10 March, 2022
  Equality in law is crucial for gender equality. Laws and policies shape the realities of women and girls in all aspects of life and in all parts of society. Just laws can be instruments to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of women and girls, contributing to just and inclusive societies, where no woman or girl is left behind. However, laws can also deny rights to women and girls and hinder the realization of a just and equal society.   IDLO and UN...
28 October, 2021
Climate change is the defining global development challenge of our time, with significant implications for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable development, IDLO believes that the rule of law is a vital enabler of transformative climate action. IDLO’s Policy Brief Climate Justice: A Rule of Law Approach for Transformative Climate Action...
31 August, 2021
Community Paralegals and Customary and Informal Justice explores how community-based paralegals and other legal aid providers can strengthen the accessibility and inclusiveness of customary and informal justice (CIJ) systems. It brings together leading-edge research and the grounded experience of IDLO programs in several sub-Saharan African countries to address: the key functions of community-based paralegals in contexts of legal pluralism, including paralegal support for women and...