MenEngage Alliance Report from CSW60

Click here for a PDF of the full report: CSW60 MenEngage Alliance Report Final

This year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place last month in New York, and many MenEngage Alliance members attended and took an active part.

We have compiled this short report, which includes links to outcome documents, speeches and videos, to share the experience of MenEngage Alliance at the commission with our members and partners who were unable to attend the event.

Highlights for MenEngage Alliance include:

  • The active participation of young people in this year’s CSW. The first ever CSW Youth Forum took place and resulted in a Youth Declaration. The forum included a panel on engaging boys and young men, and MenEngage Alliance was delighted to be represented by Hassan Joumaa, a young activist from Lebanon. Other important contributions by young people were the first ever oral statement to the commission by a youth representative and a written statement by the Young Feminists Caucus.
  • The broad support from governments around the world for progressive approaches, including the recognition of the contribution of feminist organizations, commitment to increased financing for gender equality and the inclusion of several paragraphs on engaging men and boys in the commissions agreed conclusions, which reference the need to work with men and boys as partners, to transform harmful social norms and attitudes and to recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work.
  • A number of successful events organized by MenEngage Alliance together with members and partners such as ABAAD, AWID, Breakthrough, DAWN, MenCare campaign, Rutgers, WILPF, and many others.