Statements

Statements

Policy Review and Recommendations for Women’s Rights in ASEAN and EU

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva…

Facilitating the Right to Development through Civil Society Engagement

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva…

Advocacy for Indigenous Women and the Right to Self Determination

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva…

Invitation: Commemorating the UN International Day of Peace – September 15, 2022

Please see the attached invitation Commemorating the UN International Day of Peace “No Peace Without…

Europe and North American Caucus Statement on Ukraine and WPS

Please read the latest statement from the Europe and North American Caucus Statement on Ukraine…

NGO CSW Advocacy & Research Group’s CSW66 Zero Draft Recommendations for CSW66

After months of collaborative research and outreach by members of the global and regional NGO…

NGO CSW Advocacy & Research Group’s CSW66 Zero Draft Recommendations for CSW66

After months of collaborative research and outreach by members of the global and regional NGO…

Join the Global Youth Conference on the Commission of the Status of the Women organized by the NGO CSW Geneva

You are invited to join us for the Global Youth Conference on the Commission on…

Written Statement by WFWPI on CSW 66

Please read our latest statement presented by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)…

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Flashmob Dance: the video!

NGO CSW Geneva celebrated the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl by…

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Invitation to a Flashmob Dance

Dance with us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the…

NGO CSW Geneva members deliver Joint Statement to UN Women Board Meeting on 17 June 2014

On 17 June, Paulette Senior, a representative from World YWCA delivered a joint Statement at…

Special Diner with CEDAW member on 24 February 2014

A special diner, jointly organized by the World YWCA and the NGO Committee on the…

UN Women Executive Director meets with NGO CSW Geneva members – 15 January 2014

“We have to think of a very bold goal – one that can be destiny…

Occupy UNOG!

278 members from Zonta International (nicknamed “Zontiennes”) gathered in the Palais des Nations in Geneva…

NGO CSW Geneva President awarded the Minerva Award 2012

NGO CSW Geneva President and World YWCA General Secretary, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda was awarded the International Minerva…

Committee President Conchita Poncini passed away

Dear colleagues and friends of Conchita, It is with great sadness that I am writing…

Bineta Diop, convener of the WG on Women Peace and Security, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine

TIME named Ms. Bineta Diop, Founder and Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and…

Letter from the Committee to UN Women Michelle Bachelet

As decided in the last general meeting, a letter to Michelle Bachelet was written by Conchita Poncini…

NGO-CSW Geneva Vice-President, Simone Ovart, elected President of the Italian National Committee at UN Women

Simon Ovart, our Committee’s Vice-President was elected President of the Italian National Committee at UN…

Berhane Ras-Work, Convenor of the WG on Violence against Women and Girls receives highest Austrian award

Mrs. Berhane Ras-Work, a long time member of our Committee and WG Convenor, has been awarded…

Minerva Prize awarded to NGO-CSW President Conchita Poncini

My dear Friends, I am pleased to announce you that, as member of the Jury of…
Written Statement by WFWPI on CSW 66
Please read our latest statement presented by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) on behalf of its members in 97 countries, addressing the priority theme of the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context…

OHCHR Panel on Women’s Participation in Development: Promoting Gender Equality, Good Practices, Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation by Carolyn Handschin at the 8th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Dev on October 30, for NGO CSW and WFWPI. 

Women’s Rights International’s Statement with co-signatories to CSW68

In looking at the priority theme; Asking Member States to consider a wider definition of poverty

Soroptimist International Written Statement to the 68th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (2024)

Widow’s Rights International Statement to CSW 68 with Co-signatories

A Powerpoint on CSW67; Strategy for Impact, Advocacy and Partnership; 

Looking at NGO CSW Geneva at CSW67 – leadup and agreed conclusions

Human Rights Council HRC54 Parallel Event by World Federation for World Peace International and cosponsored by NGO CSW Geneva on the necessary reforms in international development architecture through a right to development perspective.

Read the document below for the full text.

Joint Statement to HRC54 submitted by Graduate Women International and co-signers of NGO CSW Geneva

Calling on states to harness the positive impact of sport on women and girls integrated without bias into education systems;  https://bit.ly/HRC54StatementImpactSportsWomenGirls

Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality; Building on the Agreed Conclusions of the 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW);

a summary from the event, May 11, 2023 organized by UN Women, ITU and Girls in Tech

Policy Review and Recommendations for Women’s Rights in ASEAN and EU

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva

Facilitating the Right to Development through Civil Society Engagement

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva

Advocacy for Indigenous Women and the Right to Self Determination

Joint Statement to the 53rd HRC, submitted by WFWPI with co-signers from NGO CSW Geneva

Climate Change and the Right to Food – A statement to the 53rd Human Rights Council

Submitted by WFWPI for the NGO CSW Geneva’s Task Force on Climate Change and Health and endorsed by members of NGO CSW Geneva with consultative status with ECOSOC.

“Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality: Building on the Agreed Conclusions of the 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)”; Oral intervention by Carolyn Handschin, for the NGO CSW Geneva

“Innovation for Gender Equality: Building on the Agreed Conclusions of the 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)”; Oral intervention by Carolyn Handschin, for the NGO CSW Geneva to event convened by UN Women and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Thursday, May 11, 2023.Read the full document below in pdf.

NGO CSW Geneva statements to CSW 67

Link official documents from CSW 67 https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2023/official-documents Individual statements: WFWPI:  https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/722/89/PDF/N2272289.pdf?OpenElement WFUWO submitted a video statement to the CSW67 General Discussion.  GWI: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/721/81/PDF/N2272181.pdf?OpenElement SI: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/722/66/PDF/N2272266.pdf?OpenElement  WRI: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/722/85/PDF/N2272285.pdf?OpenElement NAWO: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/746/46/PDF/N2274646.pdf?OpenElement MMM: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/708/65/PDF/N2270865.pdf?OpenElement IFBPW: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/708/22/PDF/N2270822.pdf?OpenElement  ZONTA: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/722/82/PDF/N2272282.pdf?OpenElement  ICW:  https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/746/31/PDF/N2274631.pdf?OpenElement RDF: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/768/36/PDF/N2276836.pdf?OpenElement Co-sponsored:  WRI, IAW, MMM, GWI, Zonta, SI, IFBPW: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/721/83/PDF/N2272183.pdf?OpenElement  SI & IFBPW: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/722/88/PDF/N2272288.pdf?OpenElement SI, GWI, NAWO & WRI: https://daccess-ods.un.org/tmp/2448557.0192337.html  ICW, IAW, SI, Zonta, GWI, IFBPW, FAWCO: https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N22/746/29/PDF/N2274629.pdf?OpenElement […]

NGO CSW Geneva member organizations sponsored and/or co-sponsored virtual and in-person parallel and side events to CSW67

Activities members of CSW67: sponsoring or co-sponsorship 1.    NGO CSW GVA:  –       28/02 Consultation Day (virtually): “Geneva- The Heart of Human Rights”Interactive Panels covered the CSW67 themes: Technology and education, Rural women and girls, Women’s empowerment during multiple crises, Prominent speakers from civil society and youth, academia and research, human rights […]

CSW67 – Strategy for Impact, Advocacy and Partnership;

Looking at NGO CSW Geneva at CSW67 – leadup and agreed upon conclusions

Policy Briefs on the CSW67 Theme

Prepared by Women’s Caucus at the UN, short summaries of statistics and specific recommendations, exploring the intersection of “gender and technology” in the sub– categories of; digital divide, education, environment, health, rurality, STEM, and violence against women. The Briefs are available online at: https://www.uswomenscaucus.org/2022/10/04/new-csw-67-gender-and- technology-briefs/

Consultation Day event for the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67)

Watch our Consultation Day event for the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67)

WFWPI Closing Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council’s 23rd Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development

“WFWPI Human Rights Journal”, second edition

A 106-page report report addressing; Gender inequality in Nigeria, elder abuse in French care facilities, gender based violence of Indigenous women in Canada and Australia, failure of India’s justice system for Dalit women, Detention, ownership and honor crimes in Jordan; Human Rights forum report 2022.

“No Peace Without Women” “What are Women bringing to Peace Processes, Conflict Prevention and Human Security?”, International Association of First Ladies for Peace

September 15, 2022; A high level panel discussion and round tables by the organizing team: WFWP EUME; IAFLP (UPF); Renee Moawad Foundation and co-host HE Mme Nayla Moawad; supporting organizations: UN Women; NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva; and Soroptimists.

Soroptimist International statement; The Rights of Women and Girls

Soroptimists International rigorously opposes violations of human rights and calls on the Iranian Government and all other Governments to cease state-controlled violence against unarmed women and girls immediately, and to comply with international laws protecting the right to freedom of expression and elimination of gender discrimination.

FAWCO for CEDAW

Watch the FAWCO for CEDAW Panel discussion moderated by Jessica Buchleitner, including guests, Dr. Gail James, Elahe Amani and Pam Perraud. Recorded October 27, 2022.CEDAW is the human rights treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women.

Human Rights Council 50, Oral Statement by WFWPI/ June 23, 2022

Human Rights Council 50, Oral Statement by WFWPI/ June 23, 2022  on behalf of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva’s Task Force Climate Change and Health, at the Panel on “Adverse Effects of Climate Change (CC) on Human Rights of People in Vulnerable Situations”. Read the full statement below.

Statement by WFWPI Addressing the Situation of Honor Crimes in Jordan

Please read the statement below by WFWPI Addressing the Situation of Honor Crimes in Jordan.

Statement by WFWPI on Nature-based Education and Partnership for Social Responsibility for the Advancement of HRC Resolution 48/1 “Human Right to Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment”

Please read the below statement by WFWPI on Nature-based Education and Partnership for Social Responsibility for the Advancement of HRC Resolution 48/1 “Human Right to Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment”

WFWPI Statement on Deteriorating Human Rights Situation of Widows in Ukraine

Please read the statement below from WFWPI on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation of Widows in Ukraine.

Statement by WFWPI Calling for the immediate action to protect Indigenous people’s rights in Canada, specifically women and girls

Please read the statement below by WFWPI at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, calling for the immediate action to protect Indigenous people’s rights in Canada, specifically women and girls

Statement by WFWPI, on Meaningful Participation of Cypriot Women in the Cyprus Peace Process

Please read the written statement* below submitted by Women’s Federation for World Peace International, a non-governmental organization in general consultative status, on Meaningful Participation of Cypriot Women in the CyprusPeace Process

WFWPI Closing Statement to the Human Rights Council’s 21st Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development

May 17-21, 2021
Delivered by Carolyn Handschin

Honorable Chair Akram,

Thank you for your wise facilitation.
Distinguished representatives of Member states and fellow NGO members. As we closely observed the discussions and debates during the week lining out the draft convention, we would like to firstly express our appreciation to the efforts taken by the drafting committee and other member states who actively and thoughtfully engaged in the discussions. Thank you for the generous space for NGOs to give voice, a good model of partnership that seems to be weakening in some international arenas. We are here not only representing the WFWPI, but a larger network of international NGO’s working with the UN in Geneva, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women.

WFWPI Closing Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council’s 23rd Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development

Please read WFWPI’s Closing Oral Statement to theHuman Rights Council’s 23rd Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development found at the link below.

Invitation: Commemorating the UN International Day of Peace – September 15, 2022

Please see the attached invitation Commemorating the UN International Day of Peace “No Peace Without Women”

CSW66: Overview Events/Statements/Presence 2021-2022

The NGO CSW Geneva is proud to announce that more than 110 parallel events were organized (and co- organized) by its member organizations and many individual members were active as speakers in different panels. In addition, members of NGO CSW Geneva were very active in writing (and co-signing) various statements during the CSW66. Events of […]

Overview of Parallel Events CSW66 organized by members of NGO CSW Geneva

For the first time, the UN CSW66 addressed “gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction. The NGO CSW Forum hosted over 750 parallel events with more than 25,000 participants. Overview Parallel Events CSW66 organized by members of NGO CSW Geneva. […]

Watch CSW66’s Parallel Event: The Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Building Global Solidarity and Partnership

At CSW66, NGO CSW Geneva ran a parallel event titled, “The Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Building Global Solidarity and Partnership.” If you missed it, it’s not too late to watch the speakers at the event. It was recorded and uploaded on YouTube here.  

Watch Food on All Tables: Promoting access to food for all and its impact on women’s health and rights

At CSW66, Food on All Tables: Promoting access to food for all and its impact on women’s health and rights was recorded. It was recorded and uploaded on YouTube here.  

Europe and North American Caucus Statement on Ukraine and WPS

Please read the latest statement from the Europe and North American Caucus Statement on Ukraine and WPS.

Statement from WFUWO: Ukraine – Legacy of Trauma, Generations of War, Future of Hope

Ukraine: Legacy of Trauma, Generations of War, Future of Hope Statement of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations Regarding the Current Situation in Ukraine With each hour, Vladimir Putin’s threat of Russian aggression against Ukraine intensifies. Whether he chooses a military invasion of Ukraine, a crippling cyber attack, an economic chokehold, or any combination […]

NGO CSW Advocacy & Research Group’s CSW66 Zero Draft Recommendations for CSW66

After months of collaborative research and outreach by members of the global and regional NGO Committees on the Status of Women: New York, Geneva, Vienna, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and MENA, we have identified critical concerns for “the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context […]

NGO CSW Advocacy & Research Group’s CSW66 Zero Draft Recommendations for CSW66

After months of collaborative research and outreach by members of the global and regional NGO Committees on the Status of Women: New York, Geneva, Vienna, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and MENA, we have identified critical concerns for “the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context […]

Join the Global Youth Conference on the Commission of the Status of the Women organized by the NGO CSW Geneva

You are invited to join us for the Global Youth Conference on the Commission on the Status of Women by NGO CSW Geneva. Theme of the Conference: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental, and disaster risk reduction policies and programs. What is this […]

Written Statement by WFWPI on CSW 66

Please read our latest statement presented by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) on behalf of its members in 97 countries, addressing the priority theme of the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context […]

Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council, and its Special Session on Afghanistan – August 24

Please read our written statement to the UN Human Rights Council, and its Special Session on Afghanistan on August 24: “Call for Immediate action to protect human rights and dignity in Afghanistan with special focus on women and girls.”  

Biovision – New Book on Tranformation of our food systems

Biovision is pleased to announce an important new book which can be downloaded free of charge at https://www.globalagriculture.org/transformation/. The authors were supported in the publication of the book by the Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development (CH) and the Future Foundation for Agriculture (D). Please feel free to forward to your networks. Transformation of Our Food Systems The COVID-19 pandemic exposes […]

LDS Charities: Fortifying Families Webinar Series – 29 September 2020 – 15 May 2021

International Organizations and the Family: An Overview The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, represented by Latter- day Saint Charities in New York and Geneva, and the European Union & International Affairs Office in Brussels, is pleased to invite you to join us for the “Fortifying Families” webinar series. As the name suggests, this series will focus on what individuals and governments can do […]

International Council of Women – International Day of Peace Statement 2020

Click HERE to view and download the full document  INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL DES FEMMES (Founded 1888) Statement to Mark the International Day of Peace – 21 September 2020 “Shaping Peace Together” – as profoundly simple as it is profoundly important. Chosen by the United Nations this year to mark International Day of […]

Women Federation for World Peace: International Day of Peace Webinar, 21-22 September 2020

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Widows’ Rights International : Child widows and young widows – 4 September 2020

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Beijing +20 NGO CSW Report

The gathering at the NGO Forum convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW Geneva) for the UN Economic Commission for Europe region on 4-6 November, 2014 sort to precisely answer that question of the moment. It has been twenty years since the 4th Women’s World Conference was held in Beijing […]

Graduate Women International – International Day of Rural Women 2019 Toolkit

Graduate Women International offers this comprehensive International Day of Rural Women Toolkit that celebrates the limitless potential of rural women and girls everywhere.  International Day of Rural Women is celebrated annually on 15 October. The complete toolkit can be downloaded HERE.  The easy-to-use toolkit offers advocacy graphics that you can download for social media, action […]

Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2019

Are we on track to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls? This newly release publication from UN Women brings together the latest available evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, underscoring the progress made as well as the action still needed to accelerate progress. A concise 22 pages in length, […]

Widows’ Rights International – Overview – 2019

Click HERE to view and download the full document  Widows Rights International, Wixamtree, Sand Lane, Northill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9AD +44 1767 627626 Registered Charity: 1069142 www.widowsrights.org administrator@widowsrights.org Overview Widows Rights International (WRI) is a long established organisation fighting for the rights of widows all over the world. We have recently concentrated on sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Widows’ Rights International – 41st session of the Human Rights Council Written Statement on Early and Forced Marriage

Please click HERE to view and download the full written statement  Widows Rights International (WRI), Wixamtree, Sand Lane, Northill, SG18 9AD, UK administrator@widowsrights.org www.widowsrights.org 41st Session – Human Rights Council Written statement on Early, Forced and Child Marriage Widows all over the world are the victims of early, forced and child marriage but their situation […]

HRC39 Statement – Countering Drug Problems by Strengthening Families

“The world spends much more energy and resources managing crises than preventing them. Thus the UN must uphold a strategic commitment to a “Culture of Prevention”, pledged in 2005 but yet to materialize”, explained newly elected UN Secretary General Antonia Guterres addressing the General Assembly. in critique of the body he was to head- and […]

HRC39 Statement – Women and Trade

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201903 HRC40 MMM – Right to Work

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201903 HRC40 – Right to Healthy Environment

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201902 HRC40 MMM – Impact of Economic Policies on Families

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Call for applicants: Consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent

  In accordance with resolution A/RES/73/262, adopted by the General Assembly, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing a one-day consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent to be held at the United Nations in Geneva on 29 March 2019. OHCHR invites civil society representatives interested in participating […]

The passing of friend and colleague, Simone Ovart

“What we once enjoyed and loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us,” Helen Keller. With deep regret we are sharing the sad news of the passing Simone Ovart on 9 January 2019.  All of us from the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva have regrettably […]

Advocacy Toolkit: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Let’s work together to harness the power of the 16 Days of Activism and demand an ILO convention to end gender-based violence in the world of work.  Now in its 27th year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will begin on 25 November and run through 10 December, Human Rights Day. To support […]

Making social protection work for and with mothers

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Widows’ Rights International: Widows: Survivors of Conflict – March 2018

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Widows’ Rights International Statement to the UN CSW62 – 2018

Click HERE to download and view the full statement    Statement to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 62 Significant advances have been made in access to education and the creation of environments in which women thrive, though much remains to be done. Systemic and structural injustice continues to prevent women’s potential being […]

Widows’ Rights International: Importance of the Media Especially to Rural Widows: to Ensure Last Woman First – March 2018

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Forum on ‘Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’ – on 23 February 2018

The NGO CSW Geneva organized a Forum on ‘Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’ that took place on 23 February 9:30-13:00 in the Room XI, Palais des Nations in Geneva.  The following topics were discussed:  Factors affecting migration flows Movements and labour force Promotion of human rights and innovative solutions.  Additional information: […]

Widows’ Rights International: Economic Empowerment for Widows and Female Headed Households: Lessons Learnt from the MDGs

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9th International NGO Forum on “Economic Empowerment of Women – Key Factors for Equality by 2030”

The NGO CSW Geneva co-organizes the 9TH OCAPROCE International NGO Forum on the Economic Social and cultural Rights of Women  on 2 June 2017, 10:00-18:00   Room VII, Palais des Nations (Attention Room change) Theme:  “ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN – KEY FACTORS FOR EQUALITY BY 2030”   Registration on INDICO : https://reg.unog.ch/event/18631/ (mandatory for those who do nat […]

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Flashmob Dance: the video!

NGO CSW Geneva celebrated the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl by staging a flashmob dance outside the United Nations building in Geneva. Sponsored by the US Mission, United Nations Office of Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, this spirited event was an invitation to all actors […]

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Invitation to a Flashmob Dance

Dance with us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. With this spirited event, we mean to engage all actors and gain their full commitment to investing in girls. Celebrating girls worldwide on 11 October raises awareness that states and their partners must take meaningful actions towards reaching Sustainable […]

International Conference to end FGM – From Goals to Action on FGM: Working Together to Bridge Gaps – on 10-11 May 2016

The NGO CSW Geneva is happy to support this 2 day conference organized on 10-11 May by one of its member the Inter-African Committee. The conference is structured around the following: Best practices against FGM Legal frameworks, policies & action: Stock-taking & Gaps Research, data and advocacy Strengthening partnerships and stakeholder networking Challenges to ending […]

Widows’ Rights International : Past, Present and Future: widowhood: What we have learnt and what is left to do – March 2015

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29th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel-Dialogue event on Migration: Crises of Values and Governance – 24 June 2015

Co-organiszed by NGO CSW Geneva members Bangle and Dialogue, International Council of Jewish Women and Medical Care Development International, in partnership with Global Migration Associates and Rwanda Women Network: Migration: Crises of Values and Governance Human Rights, Social Cohesion, Women, Development… on Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12h to 13h30, Palais des Nations, room VIII A […]

NGO CSW Geneva co-sponsors YLC CSW59 side-event on Human Rights & Migrant Women on 11 March 2014

The Young Leaders Caucus YLC is an organization of young people, mostly young women, that was born during the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review organized by the NGO CSW Geneva in November 2014. Following up on substantive work done for the NGO Forum, YLC cordially invites you to a CSW59 Side-Event on Human Rights and […]

Human Rights Council 37th Session – 3rd Week

Human Rights Council 37th Session – 2nd Week

Human Rights Council 27th Session – 1st Week

CEDAW 58th Session – 3rd Week

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CEDAW 58th Session – 2nd week

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CEDAW 58th Session – 1st week

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NGO CSW Geneva members deliver Joint Statement to UN Women Board Meeting on 17 June 2014

On 17 June, Paulette Senior, a representative from World YWCA delivered a joint Statement at the UN Women Board meeting in New York. Co-signed by 22 members of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, the joint statement calls, among others, for additional support for UN Women and civil society groups working in the […]

Human Rights Council 26 Session – 3rd week

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Human Rights Council 26th Session – 2nd week

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Human Rights Council 26th Session – 1st week

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Human Rights Council 26th Session – NGO CSW Geneva jointly hosts an open caucus on Human Rights of Migrant / Displaced Women

The NGO CSW Geneva & GMPA cordially invite  NGO  / Civil society to an open caucus on migrant/displaced women and their rights in context of the current session of the Human Rights Council. Friday 13 June – 13:30-15:00 NGO Resource Center, Palais des Nations – Geneva Purposes Bring together advocates and activists addressing migrant women and […]

Human Rights Council 25th Session: Women’s Rights Caucus on Child, Early and Forced Marriage on 6 March 2014

NGO CSW Geneva hosted a Women’s Rights Caucus during the UN Human Rights Council 25th Session that focussed on Child, Early and Forced Marriage. Speakers: Mirriam Michelo, survivor of child marriage, young woman from the YWCA of Zambia. Adwoa Kufuor, Human Rights Officer at the Women’s Rights and Gender Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human […]

Special Diner with CEDAW member on 24 February 2014

A special diner, jointly organized by the World YWCA and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva, took place on 24 February 2014 at the Warwick Hotel, Geneva on Universal Application of CEDAW and Beijing+20 Review  Download: Invitation

International Day on Zero Tolerance to FGM – 6 February 2014

On the international day on zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the NGO CSW Geneva has sponsored an event organized by the Inter African Committee on Synergy of actions by governments, the international community and civil society to accelerate the achievement of zero tolerance to FGM. Speakers:  H.E. Jean-Marie Ehouzou, permanent observer of the […]

Committee on the Status of Women 58th Session, New York

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Human Rights Council 25th Session – 4th Week

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Human Rights Council 25th Session – 3rd Week

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Human Rights Council 25th Session – 2nd Week

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Human Rights Council 25th Session – 1st week

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UN Women Executive Director meets with NGO CSW Geneva members – 15 January 2014

“We have to think of a very bold goal – one that can be destiny changing.” Un Women Executive Director, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the post-2015 agenda After concluding a two-day conference in Geneva to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, and before flying off to London for another pressing engagement, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2013 – Public Gathering in Geneva

Many NGO CSW Geneva members joined  the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), the leader of the white ribbon campaign in Switzerland (www.white-ribbon.ch) and the organizer of a public gathering in the center of Geneva on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day also launches the campaign of […]

Human Rights Council 24th Session – 3rd week

Human Rights Council 24th Session – 2nd week

Human Rights Council 24th Session – 1st week

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL NGO FORUM for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Women on 2-3 September 2013

2-3 September 2013, Room XI Palais des Nations Organized by OCAPROCE (www.ocaproce.org) Contacts: ocaproce_internationale@hotmail.com  

Human Rights Council 23rd Session – Side Event on Traditional Values – Culture – Religion – Women’s Human Rights

On 30 May 2013 14:00-16:00 – Room VIII, Palais des Nation. Distinguished Speakers: UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights – Ms. Farida Shaheed – Invited Dr. Krishna Ahoojapatel – WILPF – Definition of Traditional Values Mr. Willy Fautre – Chair, Human Rights Without Frontiers International Ms. Lois A. Herman – WUNRN-Women’s UN Report Network […]