CSW65 in Africa
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the United Nations’ largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights and is the single largest forum for UN Member States, civil society organizations, and other international actors to build consensus and commitment on policy actions on this issue.
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO), CSW65 will take place in a hybrid format with mostly virtual meetings.
For more information on the session, see the CSW65 page on the UN Women global website.
- Priority theme: Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls;
- Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session).
- Uganda CSW65 Virtual National Consultation (12 February)
- CSW65 Virtual Side Event: Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers (18 March 2021)
- CSW65 Virtual Side Event: African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) National Chapters: Driving Women’s Leadership in Africa (24 March 2021)