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The annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a 2-week event that was established to promote women’s rights, document the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The 2023 CSW theme is Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. This year's commission will make a special review of challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. With the theme closely aligned with our partnership goals, EQUALS is especially well represented in 2023 CSW activities and events.

Here is a snapshot of some of the work our partners will be doing at the 67th Commission on the Status of Women:

EQUALS official side-events

8 March, 3:00-4:15pm ET
Bridging the gender digital divide through policy action:
Kick-off event for a Network of Women Digital Ministers & Launch of Handbook on Mainstreaming Gender in Digital Policy

Conference Room 4, General Assembly Building, UN HQ, New York

Organized and supported by ITU, BMZ, Digital Global, GIZ, EIF

9 March, 8:15-9:30am ET
Digital Skills for Life: Building the talent pipeline of girls and women to benefit the digital economy

Keynote: HRH Princess Beatrice of York

Conference Room B, UN HQ, New York

ITU, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, GSMA, and International Trade Centre

EQUALS partner side-events (partial list)

7 March, 10:30am -12 ET
Girls Digital Literacy: Closing the skills gap and fulfilling the STEM leadership pipeline

Hybrid. Salvation Army Auditorium, 51st Street

Girl Scouts

7 March, 10:00am-11:30am ET
Innovation and technological change for achieving gender equality: Commonwealth perspectives and pathways

Commonwealth Representative Office to the UN

Rooms A and B, Commonwealth Joint Office in New York, 685 Third Ave, 11 Fl, NY 10017

Commonwealth, CBWN and GSMA

7 March, 13:15 pm-14:30pm ET
Open, Safe and Equal – Shaping a feminist digital future

Conference Room 4, UN HQ, New York

UN Women, the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality, and UN Foundation

9 March, 18:30 – 19:45 ET
Connecting Women in Latin America: the Roadmap Ahead

Conference Room 4, UN HQ, New York

Fundacion BBVA Microfinanzas

10 March, 8:15-9:30am ET
Empowering Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy

Conference Room B, UN HQ, New York

ITU, GSMA, International Trade Centre, Government of Philippines

13 March, 10am-12 ET
Building Enabling Ecosystems for Women Entrepreneurs: WEA Pitch Competition and Winner Announcement

New York, MetLife

ITU, WEA, Mary Kay Global


Many other EQUALS partners are organizing side-events for CSW67, and we encourage all attending to use the opportunity to network and support one another. Please see the full list of side-events here:

Parallel events held by Non-governmental Organizations:

While in New York for CSW67, EQUALS partners will have the chance to meet in person (thank you to Girl Scouts for hosting the meeting!). Following the meeting, our coalition co-chairs (Access, Skills, Leadership and Research) will meet to discuss projects and goals.

Looking forward to seeing our partners at CSW67!


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