UNiTE Emphasizes the Importance of Implementing the Conclusions of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:55 PM

The 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held in New York City this last March, is being championed as a collaborative success. Contributing to the conference were the 45 Member States of the Commission, United Nations representatives, and involved activists, resulting in high levels of participation and negotiation. The end product of the commission was a compilation of conclusions condemning violence against women and girls. Many individuals and organizations are confident not only in these conclusions, but also their future implementation.

With violence against women still so prevalent around the world, UNiTE emphasized the need for substantial implementation of these conclusions. Pledging a commitment to achieving the set goals, UNiTE outlined a number of Orange Day activities, which will advance visible change in the status of women and girls around the world. These initiatives include Safe Homes for Women and Girls, State Custody and State Care as Safe Spaces for Women and Girls, and Safe Cyber Space for Women and Girls.

UNiTE is optimistic that the implementation of the conclusions of the 57th CSW will result in enormous progress in combating violence against women and girls around the world.  

Compiled from: Sisic, Aldijana, What Happens After A Promise?, UNiTE to End Violence Against Women (July, 2013).