Commission on the Status of Women looks beyond 2015

Women's rights activists, gender experts, donors, government representatives, and UN staff around the world are gearing up for this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which will take place from 10-21 March 2014, in New York.

This year's theme is, 'Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.' Calls for a stand-alone goal and the integration of gender throughout the post-2015 consensus are growing in strength.

Staff from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will feature in two events during the CSW:

Myth and Reality: New Alliances to Challenge Stereotypes and Build Gender Equality Beyond 2015
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 12:30 to 14:00. The Guild Hall of the Armenian Convention Center, New York

IDS will be holding a roundtable exploring the steps we need to take to create strong and sustainable alliances to influence global policy processes, to challenge the myths and expose the reality of gender inequality worldwide. The event will draw on findings from research on unpaid care, women’s empowerment, men and masculinities, and gender and social movements.

Kate Hawkins of the IDS Sexuality and Development Programme International Advisory Group has explored the context of this event in more depth here at IDS website.
Find out more about the event, including a list of speakers and details of how to attend, here at the IDS website.
Follow #CSW58GPS on Twitter, or follow the proceedings online after the event.

Making Unpaid Care Work Count in the Post-2015 Framework
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 10:30 to 12:00. Church Center, New York.

At this event, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, will share key findings from her latest report on unpaid care work, poverty and human rights with civil society organizations and UN agencies. Panelists will reflect on how the report findings can inform both the post-2015 framework and the CSW review theme on education and decent work.

The event is co-hosted by IDS, ActionAid International, the Centre for Women's Global Leadership, and the UN Special Raporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.

Find out more about the event, including a list of speakers and how to attend, here at the IDS website.
Read the UN special report on unpaid care here.
Find out more about IDS work on unpaid care at the Interactions website.

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