Consultation Day: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59)

Location: 777 United Nations Plaza, 1st Floor, New York, New York 10017 

Description: For the 30,000 non-governmental representatives attending the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, as well as for the many who could not, the meeting was a glorious achievement. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) was the “can do” result of advocates for women’s rights from around the world who came together to network and lobby governments to develop a framework of comprehensive commitments promising to change the lives of women and girls everywhere. As we revisit the commitments of the past during this CSW, let us begin to forge a renewed commitment to the future. As “all issues are women’s issues”, let us reach out to mobilize the many and diverse voices of all women and girls, of men and boys, and of all engaged in social justice movements to together create transformative change for the empowerment of women and girls now and in the future. 

On Consultation Day, Mahnaz Afkhami will present opening remarks alongside H. E. Ambassador Ib Peterson from Denmark, Sheila Katzman, Chair of the Cities for CEDAW/New York City, and Tanya Selvaratnam, Producer/Artist and author of “The Big Lie”.  

To see the Program for Consultation Day click here.