UN Commission on Status of Women

Exciting Start to CSW60!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Commission on the Status of Women or CSW60: March 11 – 16, 2016 Submitted by Connie Tate, Co-Chair of WSC Youth Forum: The 60th session of CSW got off to a fine start this year with a new preliminary event called the Youth Forum that was held on March 11th and 12th and co-sponsored … Read More

YWCA World delegates to the UN – telling their stories

Monday, June 16, 2014

Young women from YWCAs around the world again met and led at the Commission on the Status of Women.  The YWCA World Service Council has given on-going financial support for young women’s leadership development programs, including the World YWCA internship program and advocacy programs such as this. Jill Sen, WSC member and World YWCA representative … Read More

A CSW Primer for WSC Members

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Commission on the Status of Women sessions have come to an end for 2014 with lots of anticipation for next year as we come to the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals. Read this report or “primer” by Connie Tate, or download here A Primer for WSC Members on CSW 58 F , to learn the significance of CSW for … Read More

World Service Council Reception a Great Kick Off to CSW!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The World Service Council’s reception for the World YWCA delegates to the 58th Session of the UN’s Commission for the Status of Women was an inspiring and well-attended event with some 80 women from 30 countries represented. World Service Council Chair Connie Tate opened the reception by giving a brief history of the Council, and … Read More

Panel Discussion – Sexism and Gender Inequality

Thursday, March 13, 2014

“Everyday sexism can also escalate to acts of violence against women. Panelist Naheel Bazbazat from the YWCA of Palestine, explained that sexism and violence often go hand in hand in modern Palestine and the many checkpoints surrounding Palestinian cities have only caused this problem to escalate.  This discussion took place in a side event of … Read More

YWCA Delegates to Commission on Status of Women

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Attending a variety of meetings on the first official day of meetings, the YWCA delegates attended also these meetings: NGO CSW Conversation Circle on Human Rights, with Connie Tate and Liz Nash facilitating; To 2015 and Beyond – Putting Girls’ Education at the Heart of the Agenda (UNICEF); Experiences of sexism, media and examples of … Read More

International Women’s Day – UN Commemoration

Friday, March 7, 2014

At the UN today, YWCA women were not only in attendance at the celebration of International Women’s Day, but also were among the roster of speakers!  Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Vice President of the World YWCA, Andrea Nunez, were speakers, along with Mr. Ban Ki-moon,  Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. John … Read More

58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, February 24, 2014

The YWCA World Service Council will host a reception for the World YWCA delegation to the UN’s 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
, 425 Lexington Avenue
, New York City. The informational program part of the welcoming reception will … Read More

UN Women Special Event: Zero Tolerance

Thursday, February 20, 2014

UN Women Special Event: Zero Tolerance The event was called Zero Tolerance: Making Society Accountable for Women’s Safety, and it featured Abby Disney, the filmmaker; two women lawyer leaders from Zonta and Sanctuary; and two officials in charge of Port Authority services at NY and NJ railway stations and airports, who spoke on issues of … Read More

UN Breakfast Session on Critical Issues with Adolescent Girls

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In a session prior to the 2014 UN’s Commission on the Status of Women hearings, young women and a few men gathered for breakfast in the impressive delegates lounge of the United Nations for a lively discussion of ”Gender Equality and Adolescent Girls Health.” The World YWCA was represented by having one director from the … Read More