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UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
60th Session • March 14 - 24, 2016
Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development 

Statements & papers

CWGL Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events

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  • March 11-23, 2016: Human Rights in Global Policy Project, Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, NY. Organized by CWGL.
  • March 11-12, 2016: Pre-CSW Post 2015 Strategy Session, Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, NY.
  • March 15, 2016 (12:30pm): Empowerment Through Organizing: Worker Activism for Economic Justice featuring Faculty Director Radhika Balakrishnan, CCUN, 777 United Nations Plaza, 10th Fl, New York, NY.
  • March 15, 2016 (1-5pm): image Implementing the Women, Peace & Security Agenda: A Roadmap for the 1325 Global Study Recommendations featuring Founding Director Charlotte Bunch, CUNY Law School, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY.
  • March 15, 2016 (2:30-4pm): Women's Human Rights and Sustainable Cities with CEDAW and Habitat III featuring Executive Director Krishanti Dharmaraj, Thai Cultural Center, 310 E. 44th Street, New York, NY. Sponsored by Women's Intercultural Network (WIN), Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Center for Women's Global Leadership, WUNRN-Women's United Nations Resource Network, and US Women Connect.
  • March 16, 2016 (8:30-10am): New Tools and Next Generation Strategies to Advance Women's Human Rights featuring Founding Director Charlotte Bunch, Thai Cultural Center, 310 E. 44th Street, Suite L, Room 1, New York, NY. Sponsored by MADRE, Wangki Tangni, AWID, Regions Refocus, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung NYC and Breakthrough.
  • March 16, 2016 (10am-12pm): High Level interactive dialogue among Ministers: Building alliances for gender responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development featuring Executive Director Krishanti Dharmaraj, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 4, New York, NY.
  • March 17, 2016 (12:30-2pm): Transforming Society Through Political and Economic Empowerment of Women featuring Founding Director Charlotte Bunch, CCUN, 777 United Nations Plaza, Chapel, New York, NY. 
  • March 17, 2016 (2:30pm): image Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance around the World  featuring Founding Director Charlotte Bunch, CCUN, 777 United Nations Plaza, Room 8G, New York, NY. Presented by the Roosevelt Institute.
  • March 17, 2016 (6:15-7:30pm):  pdf Cities for CEDAW Goes International featuring Executive Director Krishanti Dharmaraj, CCUN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY.
  • March 18, 2016 (12:30pm): Gendering Documentation: Women Human Rights Defenders, Thai Cultural Center, 310 E. 44th Street, Suite L, Room 1, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by Amnesty, CWGL, FRIDA, Front Line Defenders, ISHR, JASS, MADRE, NAZRA, UAF and WGNRR.
  • March 18, 2016 (6-8:30pm): Center for Women's Global Leadership's 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vermilion, 480 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.
  • March 18, 2016 (8:30-12am):  pdf CWGL's Dance Party Celebrating International Women's Day , Vermilion, 480 Lexington Ave, New York, NY. Free admission, cash bar, and 21 to enter. 
  • March 23, 2016 (11:30-12:25pm):  pdf Time for Action: Women Mobilizing Against Noncommunicable Diseases featuring Executive Director Krishanti Dharamaraj, UN Headquaters, Ex. Press Bar, GA Building, New York, NY. Organized by Ghana, Sweden and Zimbabwe. Note: to attend this event you must hold a UN Grounds Pass or register for a Special Event Ticket. 

Other Events

March 22, 2016 (10:30am): The S Word – Putting the Human Rights to Sanitation and Water at the Forefront of Sustainable Development for Women’s Empowerment.

Resources 

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership hosted a daylong symposium to discuss human rights 20 years after the UN World Conference on Human Rights. The event sought to engage stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for the realization of human rights in the 21st century.

The aim of the symposium was to:

  • Historicize the Vienna Conference and emphasize the substantive and institutional achievements of the conference.
  • Highlight current challenges of the human rights framework.
  • Discuss forward looking ideas for building global 21st century human rights mechanisms that effectively hold governments to account.

During the daylong event, participants had the opportunity to engage in rich discussions and explore global issues in women’s rightspoverty and inequality, and human rightsdemocracy, and the right to development.

Watch Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna 

Keynote Address

 

Women's Rights Panel

 

Poverty and Inequality Panel

Human Rights, Democracy and Right to Development Panel

Poem & Closing

pdf Addressing Gaps in the Defense of Women Human Rights Defenders

A Report on the Strategic Conversation
June 27-30, 2009


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is pleased to publish this report on the ongoing efforts being taken by the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) and its allies to shed light on the unique challenges women human rights defenders face and to create new systems of advocacy on their behalf. The 2009 meeting of defenders was a collaborative effort between the WHRD IC and CWGL to bring together women working specifically on defenders’ rights. The strategic conversation on Addressing Gaps in the Defense of Women Human Rights Defenders was convened with the knowledge that more than a decade after the recognition of women’s rights as human rights at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria and subsequently at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, there continue to be many gaps in the integration of women’s concerns into the international human rights agenda. While the women’s movement has been steadfast in raising awareness of women human rights defenders’ issues, the fact remains that most women defenders still do not receive support from international human rights entities and are often unaware of such possibilities. Furthermore, defenders continue to confront challenges posed by the eroding of secular space, by the view of culture as a static concept, and the backlash against feminist and sexual rights organizing. The primary goal of the meeting, therefore, was to develop specific strategies, suggestions and solutions that the defender community could use for the protection and support of women human rights defenders. We hope that this publication will further continue discussion on women human rights defenders and advance implementation of meaningful action in their defense.

listening_to_each_otherListening to Each Other: A Multigenerational Feminist Dialogue

This working paper is based on the proceedings of an international three-day dialogue entitled Listening to Each Other: a Multigenerational Dialogue on Activism and Women’s Rights, convened by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YC), and CREA, held at the office of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. This dialogue was convened to address multigenerational issues affecting feminist and women’s human rights activism, movements, and organizations. Apart from being a part of CREA’s initiative, Building Alliances for Global Organizing on Women’s Human Rights, it was also a part of CWGL’s ongoing projects dedicated to building feminist leadership in human rights and of YC’s efforts to bring young women’s voices to diverse global arenas.

92-93report pdf International Campaign for Womens Human Rights: 1992-1993 Report

Center for Women's Global Leadership, 1993; 65 pages. US$8

This publication documents the Center's second Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1992 and contains interviews with five of the participants as well as reports of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaigns of 1991 and 1992, the International Hearings Campaign to Document Violations of Women's Human Rights in 1992, and the Center's 1993 Strategic Planning Institute for furthering women's human rights at the UN World Conference on Human Rights in 1993.

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