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Photo: Rowan Farrell/WILPF - Secretary General, Madeleine Rees

WILPF, la Organización de Mujeres para la Paz más antigua del mundo, declina participar en CSW61

February 21, 2017

La Liga Internacional de Mujeres por la Paz y la Libertad, una de las primeras ONGs en ser reconocida como entidad consultiva con las Naciones Unidas en 1948, no participará en el 61º período de sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW61). WILPF advierte que la ausencia de mujeres de países afectados por la reciente prohibición de viajar de  Estados Unidos socava la premisa básica de la CSW como proceso inclusivo y participativo y amenaza su legitimidad.

 Photo: Rowan Farrell/WILPF - Secretary General, Madeleine Rees

Women's peace organisation declines to participate in CSW61

February 21, 2017

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), will not take part in the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) and warns that the absence of women from countries affected by the recent US travel ban undermines the basic premise of the CSW as being an inclusive and participatory process and threatens its legitimacy.

#TaxJustice for Women's Rights

February 9, 2017

Thurs. 16 March 6.15pm – participate in the #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights’ forum, Hardin Room, Church Center. Join the Global Alliance for Tax Justice in taking action to advance tax justice for women’s rights. See the Campaign page here

Unions demand immediate release of Milagro Sala

January 31, 2017

Participants at the Global Trade Union Preparatory Meeting for the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, express solidarity with Milagro Sala, arbitrarily incarcerated in January 2016 in Jujuy, Argentina and support for members of Tupac Amaru Organization, currently harassed in this province.

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Report of the UN Secretary-General on the CSW61 priority theme

January 23, 2017

The present report examines women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work at a time when the international community has made an unprecedented commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Women Power Unions: Global Trade Union UNCSW Preparatory meeting

December 2, 2016

This jointly organised PSI/EI/ITUC and FES UNCSW61 preparatory meeting aims to develop a strategy for trade union representation in the UNCSW61 and ensure high-level participation of trade unions in panels and official side-events.

Side events - flyers

March 9, 2016

Download the flyers (English only) for the following side events:

NGO Access at CSW60

March 9, 2016

This guide provides important information for NGO access at the CSW60.

Trade union-related events @CSW60

March 7, 2016

More than 160 union women are at the UNCSW60. In alliance with like minded women’s organisations, networks and coalitions, we are making our voices heard so that the social partners, States, and actors in the private sector, ensure that implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals truly reverses growing inequalities and achieves equity through a transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

Download the flyer in English - Français - Español