Scenes from arrivals and registration the first day of the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 March 2018.


The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024 and will consider the priority theme of, “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.” The session will also review the agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.”

Join CIC at the following events over the course of CSW68! These events cover topics such as: perspectives on financing women’s justice needs, financial inclusion for gender equality, poverty as a driver of criminalization for women, and more!

Advancing Women in the Judiciary

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 1:15–2:45 p.m. EST | UNHQ, Conference Room 8 

High-level side event co-sponsored by The State of Qatar, the Republic of Indonesia, the Kingdom of Morocco, Türkiye & the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The event aims to:

  • Showcase the State of Qatar’s leadership in promoting global judicial gender equality.
  • Discuss efforts to enhance women’s judicial participation across regions. Suggest steps and policies to boost women’s judiciary participation.
  • Promote women’s broader participation in public life and access to justice

Register for the event (in-person only) →

Financing Women’s Justice Needs: Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women, and a Case Study on Uganda

March 13, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. (EST) / 9:00 a.m. (CST) | Virtual

Organized by Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, UN Women, UNDP, IDLO, World Bank

CSW68: Financing Women’s Justice Needs: Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women, and a Case Study on Uganda

This virtual event will launch a new report on financing justice for women.

Register for the virtual event →

Financial Inclusion for Gender Equality

March 13, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. (EST) / 10:30 a.m. (CST) | Virtual

Organized by the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the UN, and UN Women

This event will aim to raise awareness and consider strategies for strengthening women’s economic empowerment, promoting human rights and gender equality through financial inclusion.

Register here →

A Driver for the Criminalization of Women

March 15, 2024 | 4:00–5:30 p.m. (EST) 

Open Society Foundations Offices, 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Sponsored by the government of Canada, the Mission of Colombia to the United Nations, and USAID and co-organized by Penal Reform International, Women Beyond Walls and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. 

This official side event at CSW is one of the first to address the topic of women’s incarceration from a global perspective, highlighting not only the link with poverty and the scale of the problem but also innovative solutions to address the criminalisation of women due to poverty.

Register for the event (in-person only) →

Additional Events

Stay Connected

Join our mailing list to receive regular updates on our latest events, analysis, and resources.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.