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U.N. Commission On Status Of Women Concludes; U.S. Delegation Draws Criticism From Some Advocates

Devex: U.S. ‘regressive’ stance at CSW dominates U.N.’s largest meeting on women
“United Nations member states wrapped the annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting last week with a set of conclusions that fell short of the agreement many civil society advocates were hoping would include strong language on human rights and sexual and reproductive health. The negotiations around the document — a tool civil society policy experts and activists bring back home to lobby for the rights of women and girls — drew late into Friday, the final day of the two-week event. For the second year in a row, the United States delegation was cast as one of the most aggressive — and regressive — players at the table…” (Lieberman, 3/27).

Devex: Top takeaways from the U.N.’s largest women’s rights gathering
“…Devex has been reporting from the CSW at the U.N. Headquarters and across Manhattan for the past two weeks, covering some of the many events headlined by more than 500 organizations. Here are some of the major takeaways…” (Lieberman, 3/24).

U.N. News: U.N. Commission delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls
“The United Nations’ largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights wrapped up Friday in New York with the strong commitment by its member states to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. … These include ensuring their adequate living standards with equal access to land and productive assets, ending poverty, enhancing their food security and nutrition, decent work, infrastructure and technology, education and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices…” (3/24).

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