Our Work: Commission on the Status of Women

CSW63, March 2019

Banner: CSW63, The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 11-22 March 2019

Women Enabled International participated in the 63rd Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).

About CSW63

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session.

Download UN Women's CSW63 Brochure for more information:
Arabic | English | French | Spanish

For more information on CSW63, visit the UN Women website at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw63-2019

Themes for CSW63

Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;

Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session).

Accessibility at CSW63

Making CSW Events Accessible to and Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities
This document provides practical tips to organizations holding events during CSW63 on how to ensure that those events are accessible to and inclusive of persons with disabilities. WEI staff also presented on this topic and distributed this document at the January 2019 NGO CSW Meeting.

CBM & WEI Accessibility at and near the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
This Guide was developed by CBM, Women Enabled International and others, drawing on various NGO, government and United Nations resources.  Thanks to all who contributed to this resource and we hope it helps to make the United Nations and your experience in New York City accessible, productive and enjoyable!


Side Events and Parallel Events

WEI Side Events and Parallel Events

  • Rights-Based SRHR and GBV Services for Women with Disabilities

    Thursday, 14 March 2019 12.30 pm - 1.45 pm
    4 W 43rd Street, Aqua Room, New York City

    Speakers: Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada; Caroline Atim Ogwang, Executive Director, South Sudan Women with Disabilities Network; Dulamsuren Jigjid, Member of the Board, World Federation of the Deaf; Luis Mora, Chief of the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch, UNFPA; Robinah Nakanwagi Alambuya, Founder, Triumph Uganda; Suzannah Phillips, Deputy Director, Women Enabled International (Moderator)

    To RSVP please email a.mcrae@womenenabled.org

    Download March 14 Event Flyer.pdf

  • Meeting of Women with Disabilities and Allies CSW63, A Dialogue and Networking Event

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Roger Smith Hotel, Starlight Lounge, 501 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

    RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Anastasia Holoboff at A.Holoboff@WomenEnabled.org no
    later than 10am EST on Tuesday, March 12.

    Moderators: Stephanie Ortoleva, Executive Director, Women Enabled International and Megan Smith, Gender and Development Officer, International Disability Alliance

    Download March 13 event flyer.pdf

Calendar of WEI CSW63 Official Side Events and NGO Parallel Events:




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