On March 8th, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. As we work together and reaffirm our commitment to reaching gender equality, we recognize the many obstacles that continue to face the world’s women. From poverty to gender-based violence, to struggles for democracy and human rights, women must play a central role in addressing the structures and systems that create inequality and be an integral part of the solutions. Gender equality can only be achieved when human rights are realized for all.
We also recognize that this day falls on the eve of the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58). At CSW58, we join our partners in calling for the full realization of women’s rights in discussions on the economy, ending gender-based violence, peace, security, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and global development processes. If you are in New York from March 10th to the 21st, we invite you to take part in CSW58. Please take a look at our sponsored and co-sponsored events at http://cwgl.rutgers.edu/program-areas-151/coalition-building/csw58.
On behalf of the staff, we thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a happy International Women’s Day!
The CWGL team