Photo: NorwayUN/Kjersti Mosli.Photo: NorwayUN/Kjersti Mosli

CSW – fighting violence against women and girls

3/4/2013 // This years' UN Commission on the Status of Women from 4th to 15th of March is the largest conference ever to focus on the topic of violence against women and girls.

CSW gathers more than 6000 people from governments, civil society and media in the UN Headquarters in New York. Norway's Minister of Gender Equality, Ms. Inga Marte Thorkildsen, is heading the Norwegian delegation, consisting of representatives from government agencies, civil society organizations, representatives of indigenous communities and women's rights groups. Norway will advocate for a strong outcome document and make our views known through the various events during these two weeks.

“We are here in this Commission on the Status of Women because every person has the right to live free of violence and discrimination. The world can no longer afford the costs of violence against women and girls, the social and economic costs and the costs in deep human pain and suffering,” UN Womens Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet said in her opening statement. Read the whole statement here.

Read more about CSW and see the program for the next weeks.
See UN Women`s websites here.

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