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Summaries from CSW United Nations New York
Catholic Women’s League of Australia’s National International Secretary, Madeleine Bannister, has summarised her attendance at CSW 63 New York.
For two weeks in March 2019, more than 9,000 representatives from civil society organisations (along with 193 Member States) attended the annual meeting of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW).
Held in New York, CSW, as it’s often called within the halls of the UN, is the largest gathering of activists, academics, government officials, and policy makers to take stock of gender equality progress, renew their collective purpose, and chart a new roadmap forward.
The 63rd CSW session, 11–22 March 2019, was convened under the theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.”
In March 2018, Catholic Women’s League of Australia’s National International Secretary, Madeleine Bannister, was accompanied by CWLA’s Research Officer, Sonia Di Mezza.