Background: Every year NGO CSW/NY presents the Woman of Distinction Award to a woman in recognition of her leadership in the struggle for gender equality, human rights and women’s empowerment. In 2020 as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing +25, we have decided to honor five women, one

CSW63 Agreed Conclusions

The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 63rd session takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all Member States. The Commission on the Status of Women adopted agreed conclusions on “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and
The Women of Distinction Award was one of the most significant events and it came at a very right and important time. Living in a small conservative village in Jalalabad, Afghanistan to lobbying for gender equality, women empowerment, and youth leadership in an international stage to thousands of audience and millions of people from across

2019 Woman of Distinction Award

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women/New York is proud to introduce Gharsanay IbnulAmeen as its 2019 Woman of Distinction at the NGO CSW63 Forum Consultation Day, held March 10, 2019 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Each year, this award is given to a woman in recognition of her leadership in the struggle for gender

2018 Woman of Distinction Award

(December 18, 2017) – New York, NY –  Sizani Ngubane is the founder of the 50,000 strong South African Rural Women’s Movement (RMW)- an organization for rural women, by rural women. At the grassroots or local level, RWM trains women in efficient farming, income generation, confidence building and mutual support, helping women through farming crises, and countering corruption and gender