Women’s Economic Empowerment (CSW61)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) took place at the UN in New York on March 13-24, 2017. The theme of the event was Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. 

The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.

This year’s session took place at a critical juncture, as the world of work is changing fast, spurred by innovation, globalization and increasing human mobility. At the same time, it is adversely impacted by climate change, humanitarian crises, rising informality of labour and economic inequality. For sustainable and healthy economies, the world of work must empower women and remove the persisting inequalities that hold women back from getting on equal footing with men.

From equal pay and women’s unpaid work to decent work, removing the barriers of discrimination and investing in women’s access to digital and green economies, UN Women unpacks the key issues for women in the changing world of work.

– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw#sthash.mNNGJqRQ.dpuf

Read more about CSW and how you can become more involved. http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017.

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