CSW Alliance Documents

 

CSW Guide 2016

 

This user-friendly guide gives you a brief overview of everything you need to know about CSW and is particularly useful for first time attendees. Click here to view the PDF version of the guide. For the HTML version, Click here (credit: the Sisters of Frida).

 

Check out CSW Alliance Newsletter Here.

 

 

Find out more about CSW61  Priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” with our Factsheet Here.

 

 

Check out CSW61 Brochure focusing on our  Priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” Here.

A good gig? The rise of on-demand domestic work – A report by Overseas Development Institute.

For the Executive summary Click Here.

For the full report Click Here.

BPFA NGO reflections front cover

This CSW Alliance book was launched at the UK NGO CSW Alliance Event on Thursday 25 June 2015 in the Attlee Suite at Portcullis House. View an e-version here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Cover Beijing + 20A comprehensive report of NGO demands and a review of achievements to date in relation to the UK’s goal of achieving gender equality. Produced by the CSW Alliance, the report can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. 

Most Recent Statement:

The CSW Alliance and CSW 61

Succeeding in achieving women’s economic empowerment is at the heart of succeeding in the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the promise of the SDGs, their targets and the optimism
surrounding them remains critically challenged by persistent inequalities, prejudice and stereotypes and regression of rights and progress.

To view a PDF of the full statement click here

A Statement from NAWO – CSW 61

 ” There is a crisis in the current economic system with large segments of the population – women and girls key amongst them – exploited and marginalised. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals provides the world with a remarkable opportunity to create new economic thinking and relationships that develop cooperation and reciprocity that leave no one behind. ”

To read the full statement download Here

The CSW Alliance and CSW 61

“Succeeding in achieving women’s economic empowerment is at the heart of succeeding in the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the promise of the SDGs, their targets and the optimism surrounding them remains critically challenged by persistent inequalities, prejudice and
stereotypes and regression of rights and progress.”

To view a PDF of the full statement click Here

The CSW Alliance and CSW 59

Working Methods Resolution

Members of the UK NGO CSW Alliance have been working hard to address gaps and strengthen language in the CSW59 Working Resolution Methods, and the Political Declaration for CSW59.

Read the response from Members of the UK NGO CSW Alliance to this here

The Political Declaration.

Presented on 20th January by the CSW Bureau, will be used as an ‘Outcome Document’, reaffirming commitments for Member States and identifying areas that need to be improved or built.

Read members of the UK NGO CSW Alliance comments here

Members of the UK NGO CSW Alliance also hosted side events and parallel events at CSW, see the list of these Here.

Gender Equality: Priorities for a Post-2015 Agenda

A revision of an earlier version (February 2014) of the UK NGO CSW Policy Working Group.

Priorities for the MDGs and a Post-2015 Framework, prepared as a lobbying tool and to influence the UK Government and the EU at CSW58. It represents an initial comment on the Zero Draft prepared by the co-chairs of the Open Working Group on the Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post-2015 Agenda.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, A UK Government review.

The UK Government published this document in June 2014, reflecting on the progress in the UK toward achieving gender equality as we approach 20 years after the declaration was made.

The UK CSW Alliance response, ‘UK Women: Rights and Progress’ can be found here.

Responses by the (ex) Women’s National Commission (WNC) 

Responses by the (ex) Women’s National Commission (WNC) made respectively 5, 10 and 15 years after the declaration to ensure continued attention and monitoring of gender equality progress within the UK can be found below:

Beijing + 5

Beijing + 10

Beijing + 15

Debate in House of Lords on the impact of CSW.

Baroness Fiona Hodgson facilitated a debate in the House of Lords on the impact of CSW.  Check it out, here.

(The United Nations Women (UNW) Website, particularly the News Section, is a good resource for updates and responses on the post 2015 agenda.)

The CSW Alliance and CSW 58

CSW Alliance member Eiman’s 1 Billion Rise for Justice Northampton 2014 clip here

Gender Equality: MDGs and Priorities for a Post-2015 Framework

This version and Annex revises an earlier (July 2013) paper agreed by the Policy Working Group, and sets out the policy position of the UK NGO CSW Alliance.  This position was developed by the post-2015 Policy Working Group in preparation for the UN CSW 58th Session.

CSW 58: Events and information of potential interest for UK NGOs

This Paper includes useful information about the schedule of CSW 58, general information and NGO events.

NIWEP and UN Women UK National Committee Northern Ireland Branch MDGs Leaflet

This leaflet provides information about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ahead of CSW 58 where the priority theme under discussion will be challenges and achievements in the implementation of the MDGs for women and girls

Reply to the UK NGO CSW Alliance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, December 2013

The co-Chairs of the UK NGO CSW Alliance wrote to the FCO on behalf of the CSW Alliance, regarding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka, November 2013. Read the letter Here.

Priorities for the Post-2015 Agenda: Developed by the Policy Working Group of the UK NGO CSW Alliance

This paper sets out the policy position of the UK NGO CSW Alliance as developed by its post-2015 Policy Working Group in preparation for the UN CSW 58th Session. Read the paper here.

The CSW Alliance and CSW 57

CSW 57 Briefing Paper

Click here to read NAWO Chair Annette Lawson’s Briefing Notes for people attending CSW 57 in New York this year

CSW 57 Issues and Recommendations Paper of the UK NGO CSW Alliance

This document represents a broad consensus of views and is prepared and presented to the Government Equalities Office in time for consideration before the CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) 57 preparatory meeting, arranged for 17 October 2012.

Following on from the above meeting, and a further meeting with the GEO (Government Equalities Office) and DfID (Department of International Development) in December 2012, the paper was amended to take account of views expressed at the meetings as well as in further contributions. It is presented again to the Minister responsible for CSW57 through the GEO on 15 January 2013

Click here to read the paper.

CSW Alliance Submission to the WESC Inquiry

The CSW Alliance’s submission to the Consultation of the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.

” There is no evidence of general awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is not mentioned in the media and in Government language.”

To read the submission click here

 

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