The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the world’s main intergovernmental body dedicated exclusively to the gender equality and women’s empowerment promotion. The CSW is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) established by Council Resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The Commission on the Status of Women plays an important role in promoting human rights. women. It reflects the reality of women around the world and contributes to setting global standards for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
CSW plays a leading role in monitoring and evaluating progress made and problems encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as well as in mainstreaming a gender perspective in the activities of the United Nations. For this purpose, it meets periodically.
The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) was held in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019 on the main theme: “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. XOESE was represented as a CSO and was able to organize a parallel session on the theme “Francophone activists let’s claim our rights to quality social services” on March 15, 2019.
This session brought together Francophone participants at CSW63, most of whom were key leaders in their organizations. The discussions were very fruitful and focused on how to demand transparency and accountability from local and government authorities in our countries for women, young women, girls and women older people can have access to quality public services. This is a theme that falls within our six (06) priority areas of intervention.