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Commission on the Status of Women

About CSW66

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. With it's 66th session taking place from 14-25 March, Explore our latest research and ideas about how to build a gender-equal world.

Evolution and revolution in gender-responsive humanitarianism

Register your interest for the upcoming webinar with the Humanitarian Policy Group

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Fighting on two fronts: climate justice and gender rights

A bilingual event to explore what climate justice means for gender rights, from the perspective of indigenous women in Abya Yala.
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Why indigenous voices matter in the fight for climate and gender justice

CSW66 guest bilingual blog by Mixtecan activist Mitzy Violeta from Futuros Indígenas on reimagining gender and climate justice from indigenous lands.
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Gender norms and social media

For this International Women’s Day, ALIGN has launched new reports for a 2-part series to understand if social media is changing gender norms, and if so, how? Together they tackle the patriarchal bias embedded in hidden back-end infrastructures of digital platforms, and the clear transformative power of feminist online activism.

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From the ALIGN report: Hashtags, memes and selfies: Can social media and online activism shift gender norms?

Unlocking feminist activism

Watch a discussion on the power of women's social movements to advance gender justice, with leading feminist activists, thinkers and policy-makers.

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Global feminist experiences of mobilising for norm change

Hear directly from those on the frontlines of feminist movements in this ALIGN Briefing about the main barriers and enablers to organising, and lessons for ways forward.
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The latest from our experts

  1. ODI in conversation with Fatou Bensouda


  2. Social norms and behaviour change approaches to challenge FGM and child marriage in Mali

    Literature reviews

  3. Is no space safe? Working to end gender-based violence in the public sphere

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. From allyship to action: how men can step up to end violence against women


  5. Advancing gender equality and climate action: a practical guide to setting targets and monitoring progress


  6. Women's economic empowerment: the missing piece in low-carbon plans and actions

    Research reports

  7. Adolescent girls’ and boys’ experiences of violence: evidence from Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Disrupted educational pathways: the effects of conflict on adolescent educational access and learning in war-torn Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  9. Participatory research with adolescents and youth in the Middle East: a toolkit to explore how crises shape young people’s well-being


  10. Institutional misogyny is a threat to reproductive justice everywhere

  11. Crisis within crisis: the psychosocial toll of Lebanon’s economic and political turmoil on Syrian refugee adolescents

    Research reports

  12. Adolescents in the abyss of Lebanon’s worst economic crisis: a focus on Lebanese and Palestinian adolescents’ education, and voice and agency

    Research reports

  13. Women’s economic empowerment: supporting transformative change

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Women's organisations and feminist mobilisation: supporting the foundational drivers of gender equality

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. UNICEF Jordan’s Makani programme: supporting students, building resilience

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Exploring the patterning and drivers of FGM/C and child marriage in pastoralist Ethiopia: Baseline report from Afar and Somali regions

    Research reports

  17. Combattre les normes de genre autour de l’E/MGF et du mariage des enfants au Mali


  18. Fast-tracking progress towards eliminating FGM/C and child marriage in pastoralist Ethiopia: priorities for policy and programming

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Improving menstrual health literacy through life-skills programming in rural Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  20. Women leading local humanitarian response during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Working papers