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UN Commission on the Status of Women
47th Session • 3 - 14 March 2003


Resources

  • Fifth World Conference on Women and the 2005 CSW Review of the Beijing Platform for Action: Discussions by NGOs at the 47th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 3-14, March 2003, by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), the Conference of NGOs (CONGO), the European Women's Lobby and the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) (PDF format)
  • No CSW Agreed Conclusions on Women's Human Rights and Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls by the Center for Women's Global Leadership
  • Commission on Status of Women Fails to Adopt Draft Agreed Conclusions on Violence Against Women, as it closes forty-seventh session
  • Third Draft of the Agreed Conclusions: Not finalized as of Monday, 17 March 2003
    • Women's Human Rights and the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls as Defined in the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome Document of the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly
  • Agreed Conclusions on Media, Information Technologies, Texts on Afghanistan, Palestinian Women, HIV/AIDS
  • Division for the Advancement of Women Commission on the Status of Women website
  • Women’s International Coalition for Economic Justice (WICEJ) 2003 CSW statements


Global Center Activities at the CSW

  • Wednesday, March 5, 2003 (10am-12pm), Church Center, Boss Room, 8th Floor: Gender and the Millennium Development Goals: An NGO Perspective, co-sponsored with the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2003 (1:15-2:45pm), Church Center, Boss Room, 8th Floor: Human Rights Caucus
  • Thursday, March 6, 2003 (1:15-2:45pm), Church Center, Boss Room, 8th Floor: Vienna +10: Violence Against Women on the Human Rights Agenda - Assessment of Progress of Next Steps. Speakers include Edna Aquino (Amnesty International), Charlotte Bunch (CWGL), Roxanna Carrillo (UNIFEM), Radhika Coomaraswamy (UN Special Rapporteur on VAW)
  • Thursday, March 6, 2003 (1:15-2:45pm), Church Center, 10th Floor: Human Rights and Human Security: Exploring Tools for Accountability in a New Political and Economic Environment, co-sponsored with Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era (DAWN), Division for the Advancement of Women, National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), and Women's International Coalition on Economic Justice (WICEJ)
  • Monday, March 10, 2003 (1:15-2:45pm), Church Center, 10th Floor: Human Rights Caucus
  • Friday, March 14, 2003 (10am-12pm), Church Center, 7th Floor: Confronting Violence Against Women, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, the Center for Women's Global Leadership and the United Nations Presbyterian Church USA. Panelists include: Nana Afadzinu (Ghana), Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment, Lydia Alpizar (Mexico), Elige Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights, Patricia Guerrero (Colombia), League of Displaced Women of Bolivar, and Tanveer Jahan (Pakistan), Human Rights Commission, all participants of the 2003 Human Rights Advocates Training Program at Columbia University and Charlotte Bunch (United States), CWGL. Followed by a video screening of Women at the Intersection: Indivisible Rights, Identities, and Oppression. Produced by the Center for Women's Global Leadership. (12-1pm). For more information on this program and biography of the participants, please visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights or call 212-854-3014.


Related Events in Celebration of International Women's Day

  • Saturday, March 8, 2003 (10:30-1pm), American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West, NY, Cost: $10 per person: Women as Society Builders, Keynote Address by Charlotte Bunch, co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NY), Soroptimist International, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2003 (7-9pm), LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Ave), NY: Out in the World, Regulating Women's Bodies: Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights in the U.S. and Abroad. Speakers include Sunila Abeyesekera - invited (INFORM Sri Lanka), Charlotte Bunch (CWGL), Trishala Deb (Audre Lorde Project and SALGA), Rev. Margarita Sanchez (LGBT activist and Amnesty International Puerto Rico), and Susana Fried (Amnesty OUTfront Steering Committee). For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (212) 807-8400

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