The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be held March 6-17, 2023, in New York to address the 2023 priority theme, “Innovation and Technological Change and Education in the Digital Age to Achieve Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women and Girls”.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the leading global intergovernmental body dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It plays a crucial role in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of their lives, and setting global standards on gender equality and empowerment. In 1996, the Commission’s mandate was expanded. It took a leading role in monitoring and reviewing progress and problems in implementing the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and in integrating a gender perspective into the work of the United Nations. During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN member states, civil society organizations and the various UN agencies meet at UN Headquarters in New York.
General framing documents for CSW 67
- Alison Gillwald, Executive Director, and Andrew Partridge, Research ICT Africa network
Gendered nature of digital inequality: Evidence for policy considerations
- Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment, Stanford University
Harnessing technology and innovation to achieve gender equity and empower all women and girls
– On Wednesday, December 14, ECOSOC voted to exclude Iran from the CSW with 29 countries in favour, eight against and 16 abstaining. This result is also due to Iranian activists promoting an online petition. You can read the adopted resolution here.
– During the first week of work, Aidos took part in a parallel event organized by UNFPA, UNICEF, the governments of Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, Italy, Zambia, and the European Union entitled “Harmful Practices: catalyzing innovation to end female genital mutilation and early marriage.”
– On Saturday, March 18, CSW 67 concluded with the adoption of the Agreed Conclusions.
– You can also read the UN Women’s press release.
– Here you can read the press release of the Women’s Rights Caucus (WRC), a global intersectional and inclusive coalition of over 200 feminist organizations, networks and collectives advocating for gender equality, active within the United Nations, of which Aidos is a member, here