CATW @ CSW61 Side Events

CATW International March 7, 2017

Photo Credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran

The 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women begins next week and with it comes a flurry of side events, including the NGO CSW Forum. On March 15, CATW is hosting a panel in the Forum discussing prostitution and sex trafficking with women from the global south and indigenous communities. We are also co-sponsoring and participating in numerous events focused on the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls with our international partners.


Strategies to Address Prostitution & Sex Trafficking 
March 13, 2017 from 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Consulate General of France
Scelles Foundation 
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women 
SPACE International 
CAP International


The Impact of Decriminalized Pimping on Black and Indigenous Communities 
SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment) 
March 17 at 8:30 am 
NGO CSW61 Forum
The Armenian Convention Center 
630 Second Avenue 
New York, NY 10016

Survivor Leaders and Members of SPACE International

Taina Bien-Aimé, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

After 18, A New Play by Katie Cappiello
World Without Exploitation and Proskauer Rose
March 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm 
11 Times Square 
(41st Street and 8th Avenue) 
New York, NY

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
European Women's Lobby
The New Abolitionists
NY State Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Sanctuary for Families
Survivors for Solutions


The UN Economic and Social Council's Commission on the Status of Women, or CSW, is the main global intergovernmental body at the UN focused on promoting gender equality and women's rights. Every year, during a two-week session in March, UN Member State representatives, NGOs and UN entities gather in New York to evaluate global progress, identify challenges, set universal standards and articulate concrete policies on gender equality.

The NGO CSW Forum, organized by NGO CSW/NY, gathers civil society organizations from around the world working toward gender equality. A full schedule of panel events over two weeks allows participants to discuss the CSW's themes for the year and address best practices in calling for positive change in the lives of women and girls.