As government delegates, UN officials and grassroots women gathered for the two-week 57th Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York, from 4 to 15 March, IPS followed the negotiations and CSW’s main theme of how to stem the epidemic of violence against women around the world, in words and images.
Social media shared the content with some great re-tweeting from @ipsnews and @thegenderwire by followers like @UNFPA, @womensfunding, @GlobalFundWomen, @UN_Women and @GirlsNotBrides.
The wrap story U.N. Meet on Women Wrangles Consensus to Address Violence explains the difficult negotiations towards the final outcome, and the news that Michelle Bachelet resigned as Executive Director of UN Women to return to her native Chile.
The team in New York, with the enthusiastic participation of current interns, filed the following other stories, videos, slideshows and news briefs:
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