The CSW68 Position Statement by African Feminists, Women and Girls’ Rights and Civil Society Organizations

The African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) and NGO CSW Africa, in collaboration with the UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), jointly invited civil society and women’s rights organizations to the Africa-wide Virtual Technical Consultation in preparation for the 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) session.

These consultations took place from November 3 – 7, 2023, bringing together national, subregional, and regional representatives of women’s rights organizations, girls and young women-led organizations, INGOs, UN agencies, and partners working and supporting the work of women and girls’ rights organizations in Eastern, Central, Western, Northern and Southern Africa.

This position statement from the consultative meetings provides an overview of the main issues pertaining to this year’s theme: “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.” It identifies significant gaps and puts forward recommendations from across African countries.

Download the ENGLISH version here.

Download the FRENCH version here.

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