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- Document2015In this article published by FEMNET, Tafadzwa Muropa, a gender activist and political economist, briefly compares the 8th Pan African Congress in Ghana with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York - both held in March of 2015 - in the context of what they mean for African women and Pan Africanism.DocumentPeaceWomen: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 2015Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) delegates from all over the world converged on New York for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) to advocate for a transformative and sustainable Post-2015 development agenda that addresses the root causes of violence and war, and integrates issues of disarmament, women’s human rights, and women,Document2015In this well-written and informative piece, PEN International - the world’s leading association of writers - reports on the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59). In the report, the author, Tsung Su, acknowledges the work of specific non-governmental and civil society organisations in their efforts to inform, educate, and influence the negotiations of CSW59.DocumentSonke Gender Justice Network, 2015In this report, the MenEngage Alliance reflect on the proceedings and outcomes of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), including from the perspective of how men and boys have been included.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2015In protest over what was seen as a weak and bland affirmation of existing commitments in the drafted Political Declaration of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), over 950 civil society organisations from all over the world put their names to demands for a stronger final declaration.Document2015Young feminists from around the world joined together at the 59th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), forming the Young Women’s Caucus and releasing a collective statement to round off two weeks of activities and intense discussions. The statement makes clear that as young feminists, it is their job to hold governments accountable for their commitments.Document2015Signed by over 300 women’s and human rights organisations from around the world, ‘Nothing About Us Without Us!’ represents a powerful statement in response to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Methods of Work Resolution.Document
LBTI Caucus statement in reaction to Political Statement of the 59th Commission on the Status of WomenInternational Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, 2015The Commission on the Status of Women’s (CSW) Lesbian, Bisexual women, Trans, and Intersex (LBTI) Caucus is represented by over 70 non-governmental and civil organisations working for the promotion and protection of human rights and empowerment of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or intersex status.DocumentWomankind, 2015Reporting for Womankind Worldwide, Amelia Hopkins and Abigail Hunt assess in this article the progress that has been made since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) twenty years ago, and reflect on a lacklustre Political Declaration adopted at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2015At a time of celebrating the achievements seen in Beijing twenty years ago, and of commitment to the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, what women don’t need is an outcome to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) weakened by its lack of engagement with women on the ground, and lacking in vision and commitment.