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NGO CSW Geneva members deliver Joint Statement to UN Women Board Meeting on 17 June 2014

Paulette Senior speaks at UNOn 17 June, Paulette Senior, a representative from World YWCA delivered a joint Statement at the UN Women Board meeting in New York.

Co-signed by 22 members of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, the joint statement calls, among others, for additional support for UN Women and civil society groups working in the so-called “hard to reach communities”, as well as gender budgeting principles to be included in the resourcing frameworks of the new development agenda.

Download: NGO CSW Geneva Statement to UN Women Board (17 June 2014)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2013 – Public Gathering in Geneva

Many NGO CSW Geneva members joined  the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), the leader of the white ribbon campaign in Switzerland ( and the organizer of a public gathering in the center of Geneva on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day also launches the campaign of “16 Days for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, that will end on 10 December, the International Day for Human Rights.


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White Ribbon Campaign CH




This event also saw the launch of the NGO CSW Geneva’s 1st issue of its Advocacy Brief series on Violence against Women, which focus on sexual violence.




NGO CSW Geneva’s position paper on a 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)

The NGO CSW-Geneva supports the holding of a 5th World Conference on Women including the 20 Year Review of the Beijing Platform for Action (1995). The Committee’s Position Paper on a 5th Women Conference on Women provides the background to this decision, the rationale for such support and the key issues for considerations.