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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) 2024

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) got under way this week, taking place from 11 to 22 March 2024 in New York. This year’s theme is ‘Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective’. There are a significant number of events taking place which we encourage you to take a look at.


The NGO CSW Forum is organised by and for global civil society, non-governmental organisations, and feminists to connect them with the official CSW process. Alongside the UN organised meetings and side events, they have coordinated over 750 parallel events which occur outside the formal program to encourage further discussion of gender equality issues. You can register for the portal here to access these events and find out more.

Watch events virtually

UN CSW events consist of official meetings between member states and civil society representatives, as well as side events which you can view live or re-watch on UN Web TV (see below).

WILPF Vice-President Melissa Torres spoke at an official CSW side event hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Wednesday 13th: ‘Equal participation and leadership for a more peaceful world: Lessons learned and the way forward‘. This event focussed on the WPS agenda and gender equality in decision-making. 

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WILPF events and affiliated events:

The Impact of Israeli Aggression on Gaza on Palestinian Women – Tuesday 12 March 2024. Watch here. NGOCSW68

Equal participation and leadership for a more peaceful world: Lessons learned and the way forward with WILPF Vice-President Melissa Torres – Wednesday 13 March 2024. Watch here.

“WILPF Vice-President Melissa Torres will be speaking at an official CSW side event hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The event focuses on the WPS agenda and gender equality in decision-making. The discussion will address: 

What good practices exist when it comes to constitutional and electoral law reform, legislating on incentives for political parties/governments and international norms change, with the aim of achieving gender parity in local, national and international bodies? How to create an environment that is conducive to gender parity in decision-making and women’s participation in all their diversity? How to break down stereotypes and open up the space for women in a male-dominated political environment?Beyond the numbers, how can institutions and decision-making processes promote equal power and gender-responsive outcomes? What is the key to women’s full and equal participation, leadership and influence at all levels, including in peace processes?”

CSW68 related UN Documents and NGO Statements

Any related documents can be found here. Below is the statement from WILPF:

Socially Relevant Film Festival, March 13 – 18

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, andhuman interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema. SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition. Explore here.

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