MenEngage Alliance at the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

Cover image of the report - internal shot of a UN meeting in Black and white with the following text:

‘Participation and advocacy of a global network for engaging boys and men in gender equality and the rights of all women and girls’

The Commission on the Status of Women is a pivotal annual event to take stock of progress towards gender equality, and collectively identify ways forward.

As in the previous few years, MenEngage Alliance members and partners joined thousands of activists and civil society organizations at the UN New York to work with governments to promote a progressive framework for gender equality around the world.

This report covers key outcomes of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), including:

  • Collective advocacy successes at CSW63
  • Understanding the challenges facing a progressive agenda
  • What is Beijing+25?
  • How youth are making a mark at CSW, and what work still needs to be done to improve youth participation
  • The UN reform process
  • MenEngage Alliance member events on topics from accountability, to engaging men in the wake of #MeToo, to achieving gender parity in the UN.

This report contains valuable insights into how MenEngage Alliance is working to support efforts towards progressive international agreements and policies to transform masculinities and engage men and boys towards the rights of all women, girls and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. We call for these agreements to be gender transformative (meaning they aim to understand and address the root causes of gender inequality), feminist informed, human rights based and accountable to the broader gender justice movement

Want to join our collective advocacy efforts? Find out more about joining our global advocacy email group (listserv) here.

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