In just a couple of days, thousands of women from every corner of the world will converge in New York to share stories, build solidarity, and demand action to strengthen women’s roles, participation, and rights: the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58) is almost here!
This year the 58th session CSW will focus on the priority theme: “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.”
WILPF at CSW
WILPF is bringing over 60 women from around the world to participate in the CSW and is holding and co-sponsoring many events. Members and partners are coming from: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Eritrea, India, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Syria, United Kingdom, and United States, as well as international staff.
We will be working to show that there can be no development without disarmament and women’s full and equal participation and rights. As the MDGs near their 2015 expiration, we call for a Post2015 sustainable development agenda that finances development with disarmament and which strengthens gender equitable conflict prevention processes.
How you Can Get Involved
There are many ways for you to get involved, whether you are in or out of New York:
Join us at an event, share or learn about it on social media with our hashtags #WILPF100 #WSW2015 #DisarmSDGs and @WILPF @Peace_Women.
Join us in our global movement, Women’s Power to Stop War, by raising awareness: take a photo of yourself with a sign saying why you support Women’s Power to Stop War, share with us, and be part of our “100 Women for WILPF 100” photo campaign.
Ask your government to support WILPF’s demands for financing development with disarmament, and use our monitoring tools here here.
Will you participate in CSW or have you in the past? If so, feel free to share your experience in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.