"Violence Against Women: Influence of Culture and Abuse"
Exploring Approaches to Social Change
The Panamerican-Panafrican Association is joining Shina, Inc. in organizing a side-event to coincide with the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women to take place from 4 to 15 March 2013. The event will be held at the Church Center in New York on March 6 at 10:30 am across from the UN. The side-event will address the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls by bridging divergent cultural voices at the grass roots level.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. Read more: About CSW, Documentation, NGO Participation
Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session will include a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events.
The 2013 session will focus on the following key areas:
- Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
- Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
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