The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is one of the biggest events on the ISJC calendar, as we see about 100 events take place in our building in New York and host several delegates from across the Salvation Army world. 2019 marks the 63rd session.

  • CSW 63's priority theme:  ‘Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls'
  • Dates: 11 to 22 March 2019

Here we will post regular updates on the goings-on at CSW, regular reports, pictures, videos and other content. We will also be posting much of this on social media and urge you to follow us to see the latest.

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What is the CSW?

The Commission on the Status of Women is a global policy-making body and a part of the United Nation's Economic and Social Council. It is dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission was established in 1946 with a mandate to prepare recommendations on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields.

Every year, representatives of Member States, United Nations entities and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Commission’s annual session. The session provides an opportunity to review progress towards gender equality and the empowerment of women, identify challenges, set global standards and norms and formulate policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. The session is also a key opportunity for policy makers, advocates, researchers and activists to network and strategize, mobilize and plan new initiatives and actions to further the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Adapting the SDGs to the Local Context

This report focuses on how Jordan and Tunisia are adapting the SDGs in their local context


Asset Based Community Development Approach to End Sex-Trafficking

Apne Aap presented how they are combatting Human Trafficking


“Waking the Giant: Global Churches Together for the SDGs”

Waking the Giant is an initiative for churches to participate in the Sustainable Development Goals


Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Women

This report discusses the importance of Social Protection in the life of Adolescent Women & Girls


International Organisation fights Human Trafficking on a National Level

The Salvation Army's national response on Human Trafficking


Empowering Vulnerable & Marginalized Women Through Transformative Social Protection

IAPSRS assists women in Iran through a variety of approaches


Brazilian Woman and the Role of Civil Society Organisations

Some challenges of the Brazilian society


Cohesive International Action Against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force & the work of the World Evangelical Alliance


Social Protection for Migrants Women and Girls

Report on Organisations working with migrants in the border of Mexico and in Uruguay


Faith, Feminism and Human Rights Frameworks

How Faith, Feminism & Human Rights frameworks enable gender equality and empowerment


Men in Black: how to Collaborate with Women in the fight for Justice

Conversations on Toxic Masculinity in the Faith Community and the Public Square


Total Lack of Protection for North Korean Women & Girls

Testimonies of North Korean Women & Social Protection


“The Elderly are not Lonely:” Building a Community Care Network

Building a community care network in Taiwan for eldery people


Transforming the Social Economic landscape for Women, girls & other vulnerable Groups

Measures taken by the Kenyan Government to provide Social Protection


“Responding to Women Refugees from Syria”

Social Protection and Egypt's response to Women Refugees from Syria


Empowering Girls Through Global Conversation

Discussion on a project conducted with high school aged girls in Uganda and California


Does the Online Space Allow Women in Media to Challenge Stereotyping

Women in Media & the Use of Online Spaces to challenge Stereotyping and Misrepresentation


CSW 63 Opening Session

The importance of Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls


Through Sexual Violence Prevention Network to Empower Women and Girls

Studies from Taiwan on sexual violence and prevention with Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women(CEDAW)


Valuing Unpaid Work and Caregiving

Advice on how to better equip women and build a social structure that values Unpaid Work and Caregiving


Leave no one behind! Migrant Women’s access to social protection

The lack of Social Protection and the link to Human Trafficking

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