The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) takes place during the first two weeks of March each year in New York, USA. It is the main global policy making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.

Each year the Commission sets a main theme. It also has a review theme from the previous year and an upcoming theme for the following year. In 2013 the main theme is ‘Preventing and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls’.

More on the mechanics of the UN CSW can be found here http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/

The Church of England representative forms a part of the global Anglican delegation that participates in the UNCSW each year. Some 20 delegates representing the national Anglican church globally attend the UNCSW bringing and sharing their own experiences on the issues raised.

More on the Church of England can be found here http://www.churchofengland.org/ and on international affairs here http://www.churchofengland.org/our-views/international-affairs.aspx

The aim of this blog is to share information, learning and keep people up-to-date with progress, events and news on the UNCSW. Particularly the Church of England representation and participation in the event and process, and the impact and outcomes of the CSW, for the national church, local church and individually.



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