Justice and Peace Links—UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013
Every year, thousands of members of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—both faith-based and not—gather in New York City during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW). Groups exert tremendous amounts of energy to influence the commission’s outcome document, and to enforce the resolutions and conventions on which UN member states have agreed. These advocates work to impact political processes, to tell their stories and to share their lives.
This issue of Justice and Peace Links spotlights the 57th UN CSW, and its focus on the theme of “The Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls.” This resource also links to reflections from participants, resources for further study and links to the agreed conclusions of the event, which was held in New York in March 2013.
Links is the electronic newsletter of Presbyterian Women’s Justice and Peace Committee. Each issue explores a topic of justice and peace and offers suggestions for how to be involved and advocate on the topic.