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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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Title: Commission on the Status of Women (Home page)
Description/subject: "The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established as a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights. The object of the Commission is to promote implementation of the principle that men and women shall have equal rights. The Commission's mandate was expanded in 1987 by the Council in its resolution 1987/22. Following the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, the general Assembly mandated the Commission to integrate into its work programme a follow-up process to the Conference, in which the Commission should play a catalytic role, regularly reviewing the critical araes of concern in the Platform for Action..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Division of the Advancement of Women
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Date of entry/update: 04 January 2011

Individual Documents

Title: Breaking the Silence
Date of publication: 15 March 2002
Description/subject: Paper submitted to the forty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women March 4-15, 2002 by Women's League of Burma (WLB). "...The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the root causes of poverty and environmental degradation in Burma, and show how this has affected women and to give examples of how women are organizing themselves to survive and create an enabling environment for political and social change, and for gender equality..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Women's League of Burma (WLB)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://womenofburma.org/breaking-the-silence/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003