The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Women of faith are present to affirm the rights of women and girls and to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Let’s send our prayers to them!
The theme of this Commission is “Empowering Rural Women and Girls.” It reminds us of the theme for World Day of Prayer 2018, “All God’s Creation is Very Good.” Women and girls are part of God’s Creation and those living and working in the rural areas of the world are more likely to be negatively impacted by climate change, land grabbing, forced migration and economic inequalities.
If you would like to learn more about the CSW62 2018, please visit their website: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session)