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CSW63 | IDLO at the Commission on the Status of Women

6 Mar 2019

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. The Commission is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. The priority theme for 2019 will be “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Ensuring women’s empowerment and gender equality though the rule of law has been a key component of IDLO’s work around the world, both at the policy and programmatic levels. In particular, IDLO’s Gender Strategy emphasizes the centrality of the rule of law in helping women to become equal partners in decision-making and development, and in achieving justice. 

In an effort to further highlight the importance of women’s empowerment and women’s rights within the context of justice and sustainable development, IDLO will be actively contributing to the work of the Commission by participating in the UN General Debate and by co-organizing three events during the ministerial week (March 11-15, 2019). Read more

 

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Our activities and news: Week one, March 11 - 15

Women Delivering Justice 

Women Delivering Justice: Investing in Women Justice Professionals for the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda
 
 
 
Women’s participation in the justice sector as a human right and crucial factor needed to achieve better justice for women was reaffirmed during the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.  “It’s the right...
 
 

Justice for women 

 

13 March, 2019
Justice for Women: Launch of the High-level Group Report
 
 
 
“From women held without fair trial, to women toiling in their homes, in factories, in the fields, the gap between what women demand and need and what they receive is enormous,” remarked Ms. Irene Khan, Director-General of the International...
 
 

Customary and Informal Justice Systems

 

15 March, 2019
SIDE EVENT Women and Customary and Informal Justice Systems: A Global Consultation on Navigating Complex Pathways to Justice
 

 


Our gender work

The 2019 International Women’s Day campaign #balanceforbetter focuses on the need for continuous collective action towards a gender-balanced world. This balance is not solely a woman’s issue as gender-balance is now expected in business, the media, government, the judiciary and beyond.

As a shared responsibility, we all have to do our part to make this happen.

IDLO advocates that everyone regardless of gender is equal before the eyes of the law. And it is through the rule of law that the rights of women and men, particularly access to justice, are guaranteed and kept equal. Read article

 

Additional participation

15 March, 2019

STATEMENT FROM DIRECTOR-GENERAL, IRENE KHAN Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

 
20 March, 2019

HIGH-LEVEL LAUNCH EVENT, Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action

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More information: The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Content sourced from UN Women

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take 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 welcome to attend the session.

Themes

  • Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
  • Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session).

 

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