WECF signs statement on UN Declaration and co-formulates recommendations
The CSW59’s Political Declaration is potentially a major step backward in the struggle for women’s rights
From 9 March to 20 March, the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) takes place. On this occasion, the CSW adopts a Political Declaration. The Women’s Major Group (WMG), an international advocacy network that is co-organized by WECF, states that this Political Declaration fails to match the level of ambition in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995).
The WMG demands a more powerful Political Declaration that commits to 1) accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and 2) universal ratification and implementation of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). Additionally, the WMG formulated specific recommendations for improvement.
The WMG’s statement is signed by 974 women’s organizations from all over the world, including WECF. The full text is available in English, French and Spanish.
The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women
Worldwide representatives and officials gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss the matters of women and sustainability
Petition: calling for international solidarity to support environmental defenders Victoria Tauli-Corpuz & Joan Carling
Feminists Condemn Philippines President Duterte’s Accusation of Activists and Indigenous People Leaders as Terrorists
Using community-based data monitoring to track gender equality realities on the ground
New York: Official Side Event to CSW62
Implementing Agenda 2030 in Georgia: Where Are We Now?
WECF organised with Georgian government and the UN a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tbilisi, 19-21 February 2018
22.02.2018 | Tbilisi, Georgia