WLP at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Event Details

  • Time


  • Date

    11 Mar, 2019

  • Location

    • United Nations
    • New York City, NY
  • Contact


Each year, WLP representatives from around the world attend the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City. This annual event convened by the United Nations reviews progress on global gender equality and sets priorities and policies for the advancement of women's rights. On March 11, 2019, the sixty-third CSW will commence with the theme "social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls."

WLP partner organizations will be organizing and attending a number of events throughout this two-week gathering. We will be adding additional details about our activities in the coming weeks, so check back frequently for updated information.


WLP Events at CSW63:

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Gender Equality in the Moroccan Social Security System
Sponsor: WLP Morocco/L'Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
Date: March 13 
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Blue Room at 4 W 43rd Street

In order to advocate for gender equality within the Moroccan social security systems, ADFM has produced a study that reveals various aspects of gender discrimination within the current Moroccan social security systems. This event will feature a panel of experts that will share the challenges faced by Moroccan women due to discriminatory social security systems, present recommendations for extending social protections to categories of vulnerable groups, and initiate a reflection on how to advocate for gender responsive social security systems at the national, regional, and international levels.

Lifelines: The Literature of Human Rights
Sponsor: Women's Learning Partnership
Date: March 13
Time: 6:15 PM
Venue: Vartan Hall at the Armenian Convention Center

WLP's Lifelines event series uses art to take on traditional policy discussions, offering audience members a different perspective on the most important challenges faced by women around the world.  This event will provide attendees with an opportunity to engage with this powerful form of activism, inspiring them to apply the messages and strategies of Lifelines to their own work.

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Redefining Human Security in the Public and Private Spheres
Sponsor: WLP Lebanon/Collective for Research & Training on Development - Action (CRTD-A)
Date: March 15
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Social Hall at 4 W 43rd Street

Social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure are all innately linked to human security. This event will promote a new vision of human security that activists, policymakers, scholars, and others can incorporate into their work. Panelists will discuss ideas to shift security conversations away from harmful and gender-blind ideologies to a more holistic and human-rights centered understanding of this concept.

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