CATW is gearing up for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). From March 12-23, we will, as we do every year, attend, sponsor, co-sponsor and moderate a number of events discussing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
We’re very excited that this year we’re joining forces with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UN Women and Equality Now for an event at 8:15 a.m. on March 15. Focusing on the gender aspects of trafficking in persons recognized by Sustainable Development Goal target 5.2, “‘#MeToo’ Say Survivors: Human Rights, Gender and Trafficking in Human Beings” will feature a panel discussion with survivors and top representatives of the UN agencies. The New Abolitionists campaign will also present select portraits from its photography collection centering the survivor-led movement. If you would like to attend, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 12 to receive a special pass to access the UN. Attendance is only open to those who receive a confirmation e-mail with information about the pass. In addition, our executive director, Taina Bien-Aimé, will moderate a panel, sponsored by the Swedish Women’s Lobby, “Reclaiming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) — Why Commodification in Women Must be Addressed in SRHR Policies” at the NGO CSW62 Forum. The Forum takes place once a year during CSW and gathers civil society organizations from all over the world to share ideas and best practices in the fight for women’s rights. Check out their schedule for more events from abolitionist organizations, and register to attend before March 12.