IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
March 18th, 2013


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:

SLIDESHOW: Violence Against Women Takes Centre Stage in New York

A Political Tug-of-War Over Militarism and Gender Violence

VIDEO: African Communities Strengthen Women’s Access to Justice

Q&A: “A Pastoralist Woman Is Like a Working Machine”

OP-ED: Violence Against Women Must End

U.N. Declares Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

Q&A: Without More Women, Media Cannot Tell the Full Story

Reframing Gender, from Chaos to Creativity Post-2015

Impact of the Arab Spring on Women’s Rights



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