Women's Rights

ACNS_USA_Tatiana Ribeiro At CSW59The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is one of the events and mobilizing points for Anglican women. Each year Anglican women from around the world attend. We have strong Anglican networks of women working around UNCSW issues. There have been vital additions such as training in economic literacy and advocacy, and gender budgeting analysis of Aid Effectiveness. Women have had direct engagement with UN Missions and this has deepened the women’s skills and delivery capacity. The women are equipped to:

  • Start advocacy at country level, and to participate annually in UNCSW.
  • Return to their provinces with a commitment and plan for implementation of
    • the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
    • the SDGs
    • Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security
    • CEDAW and the agreed conclusions of the UNCSW.
  • Deepen other women’s advocacy and economic literacy skills.
  • Benchmark and measure impact of gender programs.


Our view on Women's Rights

The empowerment of women is a critical issue facing the world in the 21st century. Since the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, this has been a focal point for our work.  Each year Anglican women have returned to their communities committed to the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals.


The 62nd session of the UNCSW 

The 61st session of the UNCSW

The 60th session of the UNCSW

Reports and statements from earlier meetings of the UNCSW can be found in the Anglican Communion Document Library   

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