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This year, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place from Monday, March 11th to Friday, March 22nd. The CSW is dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women. It is expected that there will be 9000 women in attendance. The priority theme of this years CSW is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The review theme is women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. There will be a number of intergovernmental high level dialogue panels, such as one on Beijing +25, women’s empowerment, access to public services, securing financing, data challenges, and social protection. All of these panels will be taking place either between 10am-1pm and/or 3pm-6pm. On Friday, March 15th, the Loretto Community will be co sponsoring a parallel event titled “Breakthrough in Transforming Patriarchy: The Promise of Gender Equity & Reconciliation” at the Armenian Convention Center.
These events will be broadcast on http://webtv.un.org/