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The 61st session of the CSW ended last Friday

This year’s session of the Commission on the Status of Women (13-24 March 2017) ended last Friday with the adoption of the Agreed Conclusions. The priority theme addressed throughout the session was women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

A brief report on the discussions which have taken place and the various side events and parallel events organised by UN Member States and NGOs is available here. WAVE welcomes the adoption of the Agreed Conclusions which addresses the phenomenon of violence against women in a holistic manner and is particularly pleased to see that the Commission urges Governments to “develop and apply gender-sensitive measures for the protection from, prevention and punishment of all forms of violence against women and girls in public and private spaces, including domestic violence, sexual harassment, trafficking in persons and femicide, among others”.