In a few days, the Commission on the Status of Women  is starting. The United Nations Headquarters in New York will be the place to discuss social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

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WILPF will participate to the CSW63 and mobilise to advance political economies of peace and the rights of women to participate in peace process. Read WILPF statement for the CSW63 to learn more.

We will especially share a solidarity message while protesting for #MissingVoices. Following its initiatives “Ensuring Women’s Meaningful Participation in the UN System”, WILPF is continuing to illuminate the importance of women participating in political processes and peace agreements around the world. This year, Some WILPF members were not able to attend the CSW63  due to policies and priorities that prioritise patriarchal power over people and planet. Leaving no one behind requires recognising that many people are not just left behind by accident: They are excluded as a matter of design. Together with WILPF partners and members from Ghana, the DRC, Ukraine, Japan, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Korea, Lebanon, Australia, France, Germany, and elsewhere, we will continue to say loudly that inclusion is the solution.

WILPF believes that investing in social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure, and ensuring women’s participation are critical for addressing structural barriers to gender equality and peace.

We support several events during CSW63, check the list below and join us. This is the time to pressure the UN and Member States for more action on the systemic transformation towards #FeministPeace

– 12 March 2019, 2:30PM: Linking Feminist Sustainable Peace, Sustainable Development, and Postwar Infrastructure Reconstruction (Armenian Convention Center: Vartan Hall, 630 2nd Avenue, NY (btw 34th and 35th Str.));

– 13 March 2019, 2:30PM: Northeast Asian Women Lead: Peace on the Korean Peninsula (4 W 43rd Street, Social Hall);

– 20 March 2019, 10:30AM: Militarism and Women Peace and Security: The Masculinity Perspective (10th Floor of the UN Church Center (801 2nd Avenue (btw 41st and 42nd Str.)).

We will hold a series of strategic dialogues about how feminist analysis and policymaking on issues such as roads and public transportation, can work to empower women and foster political economies of peace and gender justice.

We will also support the launch the coalition global campaign: “Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilising to End the Korean War” to ensure that this very feminist analysis and women’s meaningful participation is at the core of building peace in the Koreas.

Join us at CSW63 events, read our blog posts, and and share your thoughts with us via Facebook and Twitter.

You can strengthen awareness, solidarity and action by using the following hashtags: #MoveTheMoney and #KoreaPeaceNow

To learn more about WILPF’s action around the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, visit