Collaborative researchers join the 68th Commission on the Status of Women in New York


by Amber Peterman | March 11, 2024

Members of the collaborative join the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW68) in New York to present research and appear on discussion panels in partnership with social protection stakeholders. CSW is the largest gathering on gender equality and women's empowerment, taking place from the 11th - 22nd of March with the priority theme of "addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective." Social protection is a key review theme, related to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around the globe.

Collaborative researchers Tia Palermo and Shalini Roy will take part in two events:

Event 1 (March 12th): Power, Practice and Potential: Social Protection and Adolescent Girls (registration and more information here). The event includes both an evidence overview of how social protection can work for adolescent girls, as well as a panel discussion and case studies on policy, practice and research uptake.

Event 2 (a two-part event March 13th and 14th): #WeDeserveBetter: Unlocking the Power of Social Protection for Women and Girls (registration and more information here). The first part of this event will include the screening of a mini-documentary from the #WeDeserveBetter consultation process with women's rights organizations. This includes a consultation facilitated jointly with the collaborative and the Transfer Project on social protection, gender and violence in Nairobi. Both events include panels with policymakers, researchers and donor organizations. The second part of this event will be screened live on UN Web TV.

Stay tuned for reflections from our researchers on CSW 68 and policy engagement for gender-transformative change!