The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.
Mothers’ Union has consultative status with the economic and social council of the United Nations, and attends UNCSW annually.
A delegation of Mothers’ Union representatives from across the world will travel to the UN’s global forum on gender equality to lobby on women’s economic empowerment.
They will call for governments to prohibit any form of discrimination against women and enshrine in law equal rights in the workplace, including the right to employment, equal pay and freedom from discrimination which prevents the appointment of women to senior positions.
We have an important role to play, in making sure that the voice and needs of our members and women around the world are present in these agreed conclusions, and in holding Governments to account after UNCSW to make sure they make the changes that they have agreed to.