UNITAR/UNODC Workshop on CSW Process and Issues of Violence Against Women and Girls

Event Details

UNITAR/UNODC Workshop on CSW Process and Issues of Violence Against Women and Girls

Time: April 18, 2013 to April 19, 2013
Location: New York, United Nations Headquarters
Street: 866 UN Plaza, 48th Street between 1st Ave and FDR Drive
City/Town: New York, NY 10017
Website or Map: http://www.unitar.org/event/u…
Phone: 001-212-963-9196
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: UNITAR NYO
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2013

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Event Description

The UNITAR New York Office in cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime will be holding a workshop which will be Analysis of the Outcome of the 57th Session of the CSW:  Violence Against Women and Girls on April 18-19, 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Background

Women and girls are uniquely and disproportionately affected by armed conflict, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS and problems related to reproductive rights and access to health services. Two thirds of human trafficking victims worldwide are female. Women constitute at least 50% of HIV/AIDS victims worldwide—and according to the World Health Organization; they account for 60% of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In accordance with its multi-year program of work, The Commission on the Status of Women is tackling these and other critical issues at the 57th session, which will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from the 4-15 of March, 2013.

This workshop seeks to analyze the critical issues related to the 57th Commission’s work after the Commission is complete, on their priority theme: “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”. To this end, the workshop will feature expert presentations on key topics related to women’s rights and gender based violence, such as women and HIV/AIDS, violence against women in conflict and post-conflict zones, reproductive rights, and human trafficking.

Event Objectives

This workshop intends to provide delegates, academics, government representatives and NGO members engaged in the CSW process with a forum for discussion on the outcome of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women as well as to critically examine and discuss different strategies for the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including measures currently undertaken by the United Nations.

Topics and Speakers

To be confirmed, please check the UNITAR NYO website for updated information at unitar.org/ny

Methodology

The program will be based on a participatory approach and include expert presentations and seminar style discussions. Participants will receive a comprehensive set of reference and background material, including selected articles and other reference documents, copies of PowerPoint presentations, and other relevant materials. Resource persons will comprise senior UN officials as well as experienced practitioners from the NGO sector and academics from leading research institutions in the field of violence against women. Participants who successfully complete the orientation program by attending all sessions will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Contact and Registration

Individuals who wish to participate in this orientation programme are requested to register online at http://www.unitar.org/event/unitarunodc-workshop-csw-process-and-is....

For any questions, please send an email to nyo@unitar.org or call (212) 963 9196.

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