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UN Commission on the Status of Women Event

March 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5

Join this CSW67 meeting hosted by Women Living Under Muslim Laws: Women’s Machinery and Challenges of Inequality and Violence Against Women.

Since the setting up of the Committee of Women’s Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Women’s Machinery at both the state and the UN level has been identified by women’s movements and experts as a channel to effectively address women’s rights and gender equality, particularly in the areas of education, legal reform, economic empowerment and political participation and the eradication of violence against women.

However, over the last decade, we have observed that many states in the North and South, under various pretexts, have been disempowering women’s machinery. As the pendulum of the world’s politics is moving to the right with both overt and covert attack on women’s rights. It is clear that there is an urgent need for more proactive types of machinery and mechanism to push back the negative trend against social, legal and political equality at all levels of society.

This panel is proposing to revisit the debates surrounding various forms of women’s machinery in Muslim contexts where, despite much advancement, women continue to face serious gender-based violence and discrimination justified in the name of religion and traditions, particularly in the political and public sphere.

The panel will revisit women’s machinery in Muslim contexts where women face #genderbasedviolence in the name of religion & traditions.

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March 14, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5