Outcomes from the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women has recommended that the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations approve draft language on the following topics:

  • Ending female genital mutilation
  • Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women
  • Release of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts
  • Gender equality and the empowerment of women in natural disasters
  • Eliminating maternal mortality and morbidity through empowerment of women
  • Indigenous women: key actors in poverty and hunger eradication
  • Women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS

Detailed language on each of these areas are available in the full report of the fifty-sixth Commission on the Status of Women.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations worked in partnership with Ecumenical Women on the following five areas during the 56th CSW:

  • Climate change, farming, food sovereignty and food security
  • Access to education
  • Transportation and Access to resources
  • Access to medical care
  • Isolation and exclusion from decision making

We are already getting ready for the 57th CSW.

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Respond to the questionnaire that will help shape Presbyterian and ecumenical advocacy.

The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations, will meet from March 4-15, 2013 in New York City. During the commission, UN member states evaluate progress and formulate policies to promote gender equality. The 57th Session of the CSW will focus on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Participation in the CSW provides an opportunity to practice global discipleship by advocating for justice for women and networking with sisters and brothers in Christ. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, Presbyterian Women, and Young Women’s Leadership Development coordinate the Presbyterian Delegation. Learn more and download an application.  Share your thoughts on the theme.

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