World YWCA Statement to the 59th UN CSW

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The 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) marks the official 20 year review of the global commitments made on women, equality, development and peace at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. At this conference, 12 critical areas of concern and a plan of action to address them were adopted. The YWCA movement was present at the founding of the UN; it was among the first organisations to advocate for the establishment of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and was among the organisations leading civil society participation at the 1st UN Conference on Women in 1974. It is with this historical view that we make this statement on progress made, challenges and barriers for women’s enjoyment of all human rights and provide recommendations for the future.

The World YWCA has submitted the following statement:

World YWCA Statement for 59th Session of the UN CSW (1)

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