Commission on the Status of Women
President: María Fernanda Casillas Monrroy
Topic A) Measures for the attention of female victims of acid attacks due to its accessibility in the Middle East and United Kingdom with emphasis on the social consequences
Topic B) Measures to provide opportune prevention and support for women affected by female genital mutilation as sexual repression in regions of Northern and Western Africa
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Committees outline and faculties
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality, development and peace for all women as well as the empowerment of them all. The CSW first met was in New York, in February 1947. This committee works to promote women’s rights, to document the reality of their lives throughout the world, and to set global standards, which are fundamental to the achievement of the commission's principles including the urgent problems, such as the situation of women affected by a conflict. Counting with 45 Member States of the United Nations; every year, the CSW gathers in New York to evaluate progress in the advancement of women all around the world and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality.
Gender equality is a shared vision of social justice and human rights. This commission must seize all opportunities at national, regional and global levels and give new impetus to the achievement of gender equality (Mlambo-Ngcuka, 2000). Ruled by the aforementioned, some of the general and most important powers of the Commission on the Status of Women are:
Convenes a ministerial segment to reaffirm and strengthen political commitment for the realization of the committee ideals.
Call interactive expert panel discussions and other interactive dialogues on steps and initiatives to accelerate implementation to build capacities.
Agrees and evaluates actions to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women by adopting resolutions discussed by the member states.