IWC at CSW65

The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, meets every year in March to consider what needs to be done to improve the lives and the political situation of women around the world. This year, the 65th session of the CSW (CSW65) took place virtually, from 15 to 26 March.

IWC was represented by a delegation of 15 dedicated IWC members, who attended official sessions at the UN, side events (panels and presentations sponsored by national governments and collaborating NGOs), and parallel events (presentations sponsored by NGOs at the CSW65 Civil Society Forum). Three of the parallel events were hosted by IWC and co-sponsored by the UUA Office at the United Nations.  Over 27,000 advocates joined the 700+ events during the Forum, making it one of the largest gatherings of the women’s movement and feminist civil society.

The IWC CSW65 Report (21 pages) presents the experiences of IWC representatives at the two-week event, including summaries of the three parallel events hosted by IWC. Click HERE to access the CSW65 Report.

The intense excitement surrounding CSW65 may be over, but IWC’s work continues on behalf of women and girls worldwide. Thank you for the enthusiasm, commitment, and leadership of everyone who participated in the two-week event, amplifying IWC’s collective vision for a just and equal world.