The 62nd meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women is upon us. Are you ready? 

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In June of 1946, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established to promote, report on, and monitor issues relating to the political, economic, civil, social, and educational rights of women. 62 years later, CSW still remains a hub for civil society organizations, non-profits, and UN entities to strategize on the best ways to shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Women Deliver will at CSW throughout the two weeks, acting as your eyes and ears on the ground at United Nations Headquarters. In addition to joining us at the events listed below, you can follow along on Twitter at @WomenDeliver.

This year's theme, challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, will help shine a light on issues that are too-often sidelined. Together, let's reinforce political, financial, and programmatic investment in girls and women, no matter where they live. Raise your voice – and the voice of others – to push for progress!

Key Women Deliver Events

Speak up, Speak Out: Voices of Young Rural Women and Girls

15 March | 18:30 - 20:30 
463 West St Penthouse, New York, NY 10014

Join Women Deliver Young Leaders, youth advocates from Right Here Right Now!, Women Deliver’s President/CEO Katja Iversen, and Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, as they share stories Moth-style on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women who live in rural areas. RSVP no later than 13 March to secure your entrance!

Hosted by: 
CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, Dance4Life, Right Here Right Now, & Women Deliver 

Advocates & Auditors: The New
'A-Team' for Gender Equality

13 March | 08:00 - 09:30
730 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017

Auditors assess national government’s preparedness to implement, monitor, and report on the progress of the SDGs. Advocates work towards policies and programs that reflect the needs of the people, and hold governments accountable on their commitments. So what do these two groups have in common? Join us to find out!

Hosted by: 
Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation in partnership with Women Deliver, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Government of Canada

Report Launch:
Outcomes of the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere Panel Series

14 March | 8:15 - 9:30 | Express Bar, United Nations

For too long, the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, especially their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), have been sidelined in humanitarian action. Now, perhaps more than ever, we must all be steadfast and unapologetic in our push for better programs, policies, and investments for girls and women in emergencies.

That’s why Women Deliver is investing to do more and do better for girls and women at the forefront of global crises. At this UNHQ event, Women Deliver is excited to announce our new advocacy efforts for girls and women in humanitarian and fragile settings.

Hosted by:
The Government of UAE, Government of Norway, Government of Canada, Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid, and Women Deliver

Violence Knows No Borders

13 March | Livestream at 11:30

Sexual violence against girls is a global pandemic. But it doesn't have to be that way. On 13 March, Together for Girls, Girl Up, and Women Deliver are bringing together global leaders and youth advocates to talk innovative solutions to end gender-based violence. Tune in for the livestream event starting at 11:30AM EST

Hosted by: 
Together for Girls, Girl Up, & Women Deliver

Unlocking Her Time: Clean Cooking Solutions to Empower Rural Women

15 March | 08:30 - 10:00
Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall

This event will bring together experts to discuss how clean cooking solutions can address time poverty, unlock women’s economic potential, and drive gender equality.

Hosted by: 
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, DFID, UN Women, Women Deliver, and Deliver for Good

Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Rural Adolescent Girls

12 March | 08:30 - 10:00
4 W 43rd Street - Blue Room

Kick off CSW right with a lively, intergenerational panel and discussion focusing on the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls in rural areas. Showcasing community-driven programming and youth leadership, this panel will include expert advocates, educators, and changemakers sharing their experiences working with adolescent girls around the world.

Hosted by: 
Pathfinder, Advocates for Youth, & Women Deliver

Roots of Empowerment

14 March | 14:30-16:00  
Church Center, 2nd Floor

The discussion will draw on ground experiences to inform and solidify government obligations to uphold gender equal land and resource rights as part of rural women’s human rights and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda; and identify opportunities for accountability, including data gathering under the SDGs.

Hosted by: 
Landesa, Rights and Resources Initiative, Action Aid-Nairobi, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, PWESCR, International Land Coalition, GROOTS Kenya, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN), Women Deliver, and Deliver for Good Campaign

 Follow the conversation via #LandRights

For more, see the official UN Women side events mobile app.

Open Letter to Member States

As world leaders, advocates, and influencers convene during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) to discuss progress toward gender equality, we — the thirteen founding partners of Deliver for Good and high-level Influencers — urge you to join us in calling on member states to affirm their commitment to girls’ and women’s human rights, no matter where they live.

We welcome this year’s priority theme: Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls. The 2018 session of the Commission on the Status of Women provides a critical opportunity to accelerate progress toward gender equality, the fulfillment of girls’ and women’s human rights, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Wherever inequality lives, there stands a girl or woman able to turn the tide of adversity into a tidal wave of progress. We know that when you guarantee girls' and women's human rights and they have the ability to exercise their agency, it benefits everyone.

This conversation doesn't stop at CSW, mark your calendar for the Women Deliver 2019 Conferene! More info at

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