International Development Law Organization

CSW62 | IDLO at the Commission on the Status of Women

9 Mar 2018

The 62nd session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held at the United Nations in New York from March 12 to 23, 2018. 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 2018 will be “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural 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 12-16, 2018). Read more

 

Our activities    Additional participation    Follow us    Our gender work     More CSW62 information

 


Our activities 

12 March, 2018

SIDE EVENT Creating a Culture of Gender Justice: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

 
 
13 March, 2018

HIGH LEVEL SIDE EVENT Closing the Gender Gap: Achieving Gender Parity in UN Human Rights Bodies

 

15 March, 2018

HIGH LEVEL SIDE EVENT Legal Frameworks for the Empowerment of Rural Women: Case Studies From Across the SDGs

 

Additional participation

15 or 16 March, 2018 - TBC

STATEMENT FROM IDLO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, IRENE KHAN Priority theme: "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

 


Follow the conversations

 


Our gender work

8 March, 2018

Gender discrimination is an affront to human dignity, a challenge to the rule of law and an obstacle to development. Gender inequality denies women their rightful place in society and robs societies of the contribution of half of their members.

 
 

More information: The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Content sourced from UN Women

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

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:
    Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
  • Review theme:
    Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session).

Highlights

March 12:  March 13:  March 15: