CSW 61 Women's Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work


Commission on the Status of Women 61

13 to 24 March 2017

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.


  • Priority theme:
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women

– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.ugJ77ouy.dpuf

WG-USA / GWI Resources

CSW61 GWI written statement

Women Graduates-USA Parallel Session
Challenges to the Economic Empowerment of Refugee and Migrant Women

Date: Saturday, 18 March
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: “Church Center for the United Nations [See Map]
Room: 10th Floor

Women Graduates-USA will hold a panel discussion emphasizing safe education and work for migrant and refugee women in the process of resettlement.

Rosette Adera, from New Jersey, who works to facilitate the inclusion of refugees and other new immigrants into the workforce and academic environments speaking on “Immigrant Women and Precarious Work”

Cynthia Grguric, a psychologist and mental health counselor from New York City, speaking about the psycho-social impacts encountered by the refugees she has worked with

Jeanette Westbrook, a licensed social worker from Louisville, Kentucky, speaking on “How Refugees are Unprepared to Adhere to Many US laws that Impact the Path to Citizenship”

Maritine Tchitchihe, a recent refugee from Cameroon, who is working on a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, sharing some of her experiences as a newcomer to the United States.

Event Dates & Registration

The NGO CSW61 Forum will take place in New York parallel to the 61st Session of the Commission for the Status of Women.

Registration is required to attend the NGO CSW61 Forum. UN Women requires a separate registration to attend the Commission.

Registration to ATTEND the Forum, including 450 Parallel Events and Regional Caucuses, is open from 28 NOVEMBER 2016 – 3 MARCH 2017. (No fee).

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Consultation Day

To attend CONSULTATION DAY (held on Sunday, 12 March 2017 at Hunter College, Brookdale Campus) purchase tickets from 28 NOVEMBER 2016 – 3 MARCH 2017.

(Fees are: Nonmembers $100.00, NGO CSW/NY Members $90.00, NGO CSW/NY YP Members $55.00).

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