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Where you’ll find Equality Now at CSW67

The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York takes place from March 6 through 17. CSW representatives of Member States, UN entities, and accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world will convene to promote equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the digital age through innovation, education, and technological change.

The UN plans to launch the Global Digital Compact (GDC) in September 2024. It is important for the Alliance for Universal Digital Rights (AUDRi), our collaboration between Equality Now and Women Leading in AI, to ensure that women’s security and rights in the digital space are a primary focus by adopting our Universal Digital Rights principles within the GDC.

To learn more, read our recent submission to the global digital compact, and our report, Words & Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Economic Status Laws.

While many of the events at CSW are reserved for registered attendees, there are many parallel events that are free and open to the public. Please find events that Equality Now will be involved in at CSW below.

For more up-to-date news about our CSW engagement, check back on this blog, and for a list of all open parallel events, please visit

Where to find us at CSW67 

NGO CSW Consultation Day

(Emma Gibson, Global Coordinator AUDRi)

When: Sunday, March 5, 2023  – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST 

Where: Online – register here for NGO CSW Forum and sign up via virtual portal

Securing our Human Rights in our Digital World

(AUDRi, UN Women and the Action Coalition on GBV, Finland, Spain, Mexico, and others)

When: Monday, March 06, 2023 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Millennium Hotel, 1 UN Plaza

Technological challenges and solutions in combatting trafficking of women and girls in overlapping emergencies

(Tsitsi Matekaire, Global Lead, End Sexual Exploitation, Equality Now, closing remarks)

When: Wednesday, 8 March 2023 – 18:30 – 19:45 pm

Where: UN Conference Building, CR-4; register here for in-person and online

Read and share Tsitsi Matekaire’s closing remarks in full.

17th International Helvi Sipila Seminar – My Body is Mine – Women’s Human Rights and Technological Innovations

(Mona Sinha, Global Executive Director, Equality Now, opening keynote) 

When: Thursday, March 9, 2023 9:00am -10:15 am

Where: Finland Mission

Read and share Mona Sinha’s keynote remarks in full.

Addressing rural widowhood – empowerment, ownership, and access to justice

(Antonia Kirkland, Global Lead, Legal Equality, Equality Now, panelist)

When: Thursday, March 9, 2023 – 10:30 –12:00 PM

Where:  Church Center for the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza, Chapel)

Catalysing Collective Action to End Technology-facilitated Gender-Based Violence

(Antonia Kirkland, Global Lead, Legal Equality, Equality Now, panelist)

When: Friday, March 10th, 2023 – 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Where: Danny Kaye Hall, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza

Register now

Feminist Technological Connections Centering Migrant and Rural Women 

(Antonia Kirkland, Global Lead, Legal Equality, Equality Now, panelist)

When: Friday, March 17 – 6:15 PM

Where: Church Center for the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza, 8th Fl.) 

If you cannot attend CSW events in person, follow our social media channels (LinkedInTwitter, Instagram, and Facebook) or check back here for live updates about all things CSW. We hope that you will join us for an exciting two weeks of exploring ways to globally advance equality and the empowerment of women and girls! We look forward to connecting in person and virtually.

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