From 9 to 20 March 2015, women’s rights advocates and organisations have gathered along with member states at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), to review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.
For APC, GenderIT.org’s home organisation, the focus at CSW59 is on reprioritisation of Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action , which addresses women and the media. APC and its partners are pushing for greater recognition of the ways in which the internet and other ICTs can contribute to the improvement of women’s lives and their ability to exercise their rights, but also for acknowledgement of the need to address problems such as technology-based violence against women. Read our 10 points on Section J to learn more about how technology issues impact women’s rights.
At CSW59, APC is also launching the final findings from its multi-country research on technology-related violence against women, which reveals a lack of access to justice for survivors.
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