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February 28, 2013

57th Session Commission on the Status of Women

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The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women begins on March 4, 2013 at the United Nations. For Presbyterians attending the Commission, the experience begins with an orientation tomorrow, March 1, at the Church of the Covenant.

Here is information about the Commission:

The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.

The theme for this year is the "elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls."

The meetings of the Commission will be available to view online.

Our partners in Ecumenical Women will blog about the Commission.

Hashtags to follow the Commission on Twitter will be:


Please pray for those who travel to Commission and for the members of the Commission as they work to make recommendations to end and prevent violence against women and girls.

Categories: Commission on the Status of Women, Human Rights, Justice, United Nations, Women, Young Women

Tags: commisson on the status of women, ecumenical women, gender equality, gender justice, women's empowerment

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