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Rural Women – Priority theme of CSW 62

[Brussels, 12 March 2018] The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place in New York from 12-23 March 2018. All information regarding the CSW can be found here.

The priority theme is rural women, a theme previously discussed in 2012, for which no agreed conclusions were reached. The EWL member, the women’s committee of COPA – European Farmers, has produced their statement, which is available in a number of languages.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby submitted a statement on the review theme, Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies, which was co-signed by the EWL and many of its member organisations.

The CSW 62 will be chaired by Ireland: Ms Geraldine Byrne Nason. The other members of the Bureau include: Ms. Rena Tasuja (Estonia), Ms. Koki Muli Grignon (Kenya), Mr. Shah Asif Rahman (Bangladesh) and Mr. Mauricio Carabali Baquero (Colombia), responsible for the ‘zero draft’ conclusions, which are scheduled in January/February.

Read The Initial Contribution of the Women’s Committee of Copa to the Annual Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 2018 here.

European Women’s Lobby members are currently attending the meetings in New York. Follow everything via our Twitter channel @EuropeanWomen

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