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Widows of All Ages: Discrimination and Abuse. What Can the EU Do? Report

On November 7th, 2018, women activists and campaigners from all over the world, some virtually by way of video presentations, gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels for the seminar titled: “Widows of All Ages: Discrimination and Abuse. What Can the EU Do?”

One presenter / panelist included Dr. Mohinder Watson, Founder of Action on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage and NGO CSW Geneva Member.

We thank these strong women for sharing their stories, knowledge, and recommendations for how we can work together to be a powerful voice that demands justice, resources, dignity, and rights to end the suffering of widowhood.

To read the full report and recommendations, please click here: EU-EP Widows Seminar Report Nov 2018


NGO CSW Geneva / SDC Forum – Report now available

The NGO CSW Geneva with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organized a one-day Forum on

the Economic Empowerment of Women & Girls in a Sustainable Perspective

which took place on 10 October 2016, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XIX 

4 topics were addressed in 4 panels: 

  • Promoting gender equality through Government Procurement
  • Equal Pay between Men and Women
  • Women in Decision Making Positions
  • Addressing Unpaid Care Work

The report on this Forum is now available for Download

NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review – Final Report released

The final report of NGO Forum that the NGO CSW Geneva organized in November 2014 for the Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review is now available.

NGO_CSW_Geneva_Report_cover-212x300This report notably Includes

  • the Geneva NGO Declaration and Recommendation –  with French & Russian translations
  • All Plenary Sessions Short Reports
  • All 16 Interactive Roundtable Reports
  • the Lobby Session report
  • the complete list of Participants

See complete table of contents here

And download the full report here

More information on  the NGO Forum can also be found on its dedicated website 



New Advocacy Brief on Violence against Women – Female Genital Mutilation

Cover-advocacy-brief-FGMThe NGO CSW Geneva has launched a new Advocacy Briefs on Violence against Women, that focus on Female Genital Mutilation.

This new Advocacy Brief follows a first issue on Sexual Violence.

The advocacy Briefs series is an initiative from World YWCA, WWSF, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), and Inter African Committee (IAC).



Download: Advocacy Brief on FGM

Human Rights Council 16th session side-event – Book Launch : UN SCR 1325 and Prevention



Book Launch:

UN SCR 1325 and Prevention

A hybrid for utilizing human rights and early warning frameworks in the campaign to end violence against Women

was organized by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the WG on Women, Peace and Security
on 18th March 2011, at the Palais des Nations.






  • HE Bente Angell-Hansen, Ambassador of Norway, Permanent representative to the UN, Vice President / Rapporteur Bureau of the Human Rights Council
  • Ecoma Alaga, Former Programme Manager WIPSEN-Africa
  • Yvette Chesson-Wureh, Establishment Coordinator, Angie Brooks International Centre on Women Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace & Security
  • Isha Dyfan, Chief, Women Human Rights and Gender Section, OHCHR
  • Madeleine Rees, Secretary General WILPF, Co-Chair Working Group on Peace



Event Flyer

Electronic version of the book (on FAS website)


UN-ECE Beijing+15 regional review meeting – outcome documents

The Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, has published a brochure on the NGO Forum for the UN-ECE Beijing+15 regional review meeting, the challenge of gender equality in the context of the economic and financial crisis, that was held in October 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland

This booklet can be downloaded as a single document Here !

Parts of its can also be downloaded :

WG on Violence Against Women and Girls Report: A girl’s right to live – Female Foeticide and Girl Infanticide

The issue of girl infanticide, or the murder of children because they are female, is of growing concern in contemporary society worldwide. This violation of a girl’s basic right to life requires urgent attention and action. This report, drafted by members of the Working Group on the Girl Child (now part of the WG on Violence against Women and girls), focuses on two main areas: the right to be born (female foeticide) and the right to live (girl infanticide). The Working Group recognizes these two areas as being of particular importance in the education of the concerned societies. This report also identifies many of the root causes of girl infanticide in the private and public sphere of society, thus identifying specific actions to be taken.

This report was published and presented at the 51st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, meeting in New York from 26 February to 9 March 2007, and focusing on the “Elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child”. It is hoped that this report will serve as an educational and working tool for civil society, social entrepreneurs, other NGOs and the interfaith community to help them speak out against girl infanticide. Through this report, the Working Group also calls upon governments to get more involved in developing and promoting effective policies to bring an end to the girls’ human rights violation of girl infanticide, everywhere in the world.

Report “A girl’s right to live” for download



Advocacy Notes – July 2006