Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. 

Please join the Population Council and partners for these side events:

  • Successful Experiences with New and Innovative Approaches for Family Planning Promotion in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger: Realizing the Challenge of Scale Up
    16 March, 12:30–3:30 pm

    Co-hosted with the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Reproductive Health and Family Planning of the nine West African Country members of the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) and IntraHealth International, this CSW side event will share: experiences, good practices, and innovative approaches; a catalogue containing evidences and innovative practices; and the launch of a new award for best experiences and good practices for the promotion of family planning in the OP countries.

    Please note: This meeting is by invitation only.

  • Safer Cities—Creating an Enabling Environment for Girls’ Economic Empowerment
    17 March, 10:00–11:30 am

    This side event will discuss how safety in cities contributes to the economic empowerment of young women and the labour choices they are likely to take. It will highlight the importance of including girls and women in decision making and demonstrate their potential to make improvements to their cities.


  • She Decides—Continuing the Momentum 
    20 March, 10:30–11:45 am

    On the heels of the She Decides conference in Brussels—an effort that garnered nearly $200 million in support for global family planning and sexual and reproductive health care—join a lively discussion on the initiative, what comes next, and how to maintain positive momentum toward ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Featured speakers include Dutch Ambassador and Special Envoy for Women’s Rights Susan Blankhart, Population Council President Julia Bunting, and key partners including Marie Stopes International.

  • The Effects of Displacement on Adolescent Girls and Conflict Refugees
    21 March, 1:30–3:00 pm

    This seminar will feature two different contexts in which the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls is threatened by geographic and political change. It will examine the lives of Bangladeshi Girls affected by climate change and the lives of Syrian girls in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon (home to 361,000 refugees, 20 percent of whom are adolescent girls).


Note: All events above are hosted at Population Council’s headquarters at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Floor 3, New York NY 10017

13-24 March 2017

New York, New York