Taking on the Challenge of Women´s Empowerment!

Dianova will participate in the Commission on the Status of Women and share its expertise on rural women’s education in Nicaragua

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in its 2014 edition will address the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. The fifty-eight session of the CSW will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014 and it will focus in the access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.

In the frame of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, Dianova and four partner NGOs will present a parallel event to discuss on the theme of “Education, Gender and Maternal Health: Social and Public Goods”. Representatives from Dianova Nicaragua will focus on the situation of rural women and girls in Nicaragua and on Dianova’s experience in providing educational programs, (mainly secondary and technical education) aimed to facilitating access to a qualified employment.

  • View poster of Dianova’s Paralel Event
  • Read article by R. Guerrero (Dianova Nicaragua) about the situation of rural women in this country

Education, Gender & Maternal Health : Social & Public Goods
A Paralel Event at CSW58
March 12, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – CCUN Tillman Chapel

The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide.

The commission also makes recommendations to the ECOSOC on problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women’s rights, with participation from intergovernmental bodies and other institutions, civil society actors and other relevant stakeholders. The active participation of NGOs is a critical element of the work of CSW.