At WAGGGS we believe that when girls speak out about issues that affect them, they have the power to make the world a better place for everyone, so we are really excited to share our new video featuring our Advocacy Champions lobbying global leaders at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York with you.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. Every year, representatives of UN Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. They evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide.
Each year, the Commission on the Status of Women focuses on particular themes. For 2019 the themes are:
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)
Why do we attend?
WAGGGS has been attending CSW each year for the last decade, using the conference as an opportunity to advocate for the rights of girls and young women and directly engage with decision makers.
The 63rd session, from 11 to 22 of March, provides an opportunity to speak out on behalf of girls around the world and ensure their needs, priorities and voices are heard.