Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

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:

  • Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Choice and Alternate Pathways for Girls
    March 13, 1:30–3:00pm
    Population Council

    Panelists from India, Malawi, and Mali will share their experiences with increasing voice and choice for girls in areas where child marriage is common. The panelists will reflect on challenges and opportunities for improving girls’ agency, looking for commonalities across settings. Attendees will be encouraged to join a discussion on what we have learned thus far and what future programs and research should target to end child marriage.
    Details and RSVP
  • From Evidence to Action: Partnering to End FGM/C
    March 14, 1:00–2:30pm
    Population Council

    Leading experts, advocates and policymakers will convene this CSW to chart a path to a world where no girl is subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Leveraging the latest data insights, speakers will explore how evidence can guide progress to heightened understanding of the nuances of FGM/C, increased capacity for practitioners to utilize research, and improved empowerment of girls and women. This interactive session will feature a cross-sectoral panel of leaders working on FGM/C around the world and discussion with audience members.
    Details and RSVP
  • Rural Girls' Empowerment and Time Poverty
    March 14, 5:00–6:00pm

    Hosted by Plan International UK at The Westin Grand Central Hotel
    Plan International UK will present on latest findings from the ‘Real Choices, Real Lives’ longitudinal cohort research study which will highlight our evidence on the gendered impact of unpaid care work, and the effects of time-poverty on girls’ education. This event will bring together a number of key expert organisations to discuss and share research relating to the empowerment of rural girls, particularly the burden of unpaid labor and its impact on their lives. 
    Details and RSVP
  • Missing in Action: Engaging the Most Marginalized Girls in Sports
    March 16, 12:30–2:00pm
    Hosted by Women Win and Women’s Sports Foundation at the Blue Room, 4 W. 43rd Street

    During this session, expert practitioners working in a global cross-section of countries will share their strategies for reaching the girls who are most marginalized in sport—the ones who often comprise the majority of the population, but are least likely to play, and may have the most to gain. This session will look at the intersectional issues of race, class, religion, geography, ability, etc. that are differentiating factors in girls’ sport opportunity. This session will feature short panelist presentations as well as an interactive dialogue with participants.
    Population Council speaker: Judith Bruce 
    No RSVP required
12-23 March 2018

New York, New York