Implementing the CSW66 Agreed Conclusions: The Case for Widows, Women’s Land
Rights & Inheritance
June Monthly Meeting
In this year’s CSW66 Agreed Conclusions there are several references to the importance of women’s land tenure security and ownership of land, including older women and widows, and the importance of inheritance for women. Women farmers produce a high percentage of food globally, but few own the land that they farm. Fulfilling SDG5 and all the SDGs is impossible without dealing with the issues of women’s land ownership and inheritance, and widows.
NGO CSW’s Global Advocacy & Research Group (ARG) was pleased to see that our Recommendation 6: “The elimination of legal barriers to women, including widows, concerning land ownership, resources and inheritance, to reduce the economic impacts of climate change on girls and women who suffer most from food and water insecurity” that we sent to the Secretary General, UN Women and the CSW66 Bureau in November was addressed in the Agreed Conclusions.
Our June Monthly Meeting addressed the implementation of this Recommendation. We heard from Member State, UN, and civil society experts on how we can build from the gains made this year. The meeting was organized by NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee Members, Susan O’Malley of the International Federation of Business & Professional Women, and Pamela Morgan of Zonta International. See the full program here.
Please note that this was our last Monthly Meeting until September.
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