NGO CSW/NY ensures that the voices and leadership of feminist and women's rights organizations all over the world are included in UN deliberations such as the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
We facilitate the largest gathering of civil society at the UN in support of women by hosting 10,000 women from around the world, coordinating and scheduling their 400 parallel events.
At the two-week NGO Forum, activists gather from around the world to discuss issues pertaining to women and girls, to network, share strategies/best practices and to lobby governments at the CSW.
We also conduct advocacy trainings, prepare an orientation, offer spaces to exchange and collaborate, and host regional caucus discussions.
We are untiring in our pursuit of gender equality and empowerment across the globe. Along with civil society around the world, we advocate for the governments of Member State to meet the commitments they make via declarations, resolutions, and treaties including the ground-breaking:
In addition to NGO CSW/NY's work during CSW, we hold monthly meetings featuring NGOs, UN, and government speakers, promote a gender perspective at the UN and other international meetings, publish reports analyzing UN processes and meetings through a gender lens, have a young professionals program, and facilitate an internship program.
We envision a world without sexism, sexual violence, or discrimination against women and girls. A world where women and girls have fulfilling lives. A world where economic, political, and social policies support women and girls’ empowerment and wellbeing.