Live from the Commission on the Status of Women 2011, New York

From 22 February to 4 March 2010, GenderIT.org holds live coverage of the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The CSW is a global policy-making body of the United Nations dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women. The theme for this year's session is gender, education, science and technology, including the promotion of women's equal access to employment.


Read our 'Special CSW edition: Can technology transform women's reality?' and get the latest recommendations on science and technology from the experiences of woman and girls on the ground. Join our conversations in the GenderIT.org's Feminist Talk section or follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #csw #genderit. Take part in a panel discussion 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights' organised by our home organization, the APC Women's Networking Support Programme. Sign the pledge - I dont forward violence! Check out a new issue paper that examines the role of information and communications technology in sexual education.

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On UN women, theme framing, buzz words and rockstars...

Jac sm Kee reports on her second day at the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. She posts about the connectivity irony, her doubts about the framing of this year's theme, the opening session, Michelle Bachelet's - UN Women Executive Director - introductory speech, women's empowerment principles developed in consultation with the private sector and Abigail Disney's documentary series on women's role in war and peacebuilding.
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Informal check in from 'the land of the free'

Jac sm Kee arrives to a cold and expensive New York for the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She reports on her first impressions.
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Editor picks from conversations on women & technology @ #CSW 55, Day 1 - Feb 22

Katerina F. picks from the most interesting conversations on Twitter concerning women & rights & technology during the first day of the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York. You can follow our tweets on section J of the Beijing Platform for Action and women's communication rights under the hashtags: #csw #genderit (or #genderitES for Spanish).