CSW 2010: World YWCA ready to review the Beijing Platform for Action

A World YWCA delegation will head to New York City to participate in the fifty-fourth session of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) from March 1 – 12, 2010.

The theme for the session will focus on reviewing and appraising the Beijing Platform for Action, which was drafted and adopted 15 years ago at the Beijing World Conference on Women.

The delegation will call on the Commission on Status of Women to consider new approaches-built from the accomplishments and challenges of the past 15 years-to accelerate transformative actions for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

“World YWCA has participated at CSW since the start of the commission in 1948. As the leading international platform for advancing women’s human rights, CSW continues to be an important event for the World YWCA,” said World YWCA General Secretary Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda who will lead the delegation of over 40 women and young women along with World YWCA President Susan Brennan.

Over the next few weeks, follow the Women Leading Change Blog as the World YWCA delegation reports from CSW.

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