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Several ILC representatives participated in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 9-20, 2015, New York.

The session conducted a global review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and consider opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda. 

The ILC Global Alliance was a signatory to the written statement entitled “Older women and Beijing: 20 years on,” submitted to the CSW59. It was also a co-sponsor of a side event, “Witchcraft Accusations, Violence, and Torture, Women and Children,” (March 11th). Silvia Perel-Levin (the ILC GA’s representative in Geneva), Masako Osako (Executive Director, Secretariat) and  Mari Hatashima (a volunteer) participated in the session.  For details on the session see http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015.

Contributed by M. Hatashima and M. Osako

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