CSW (Commission on the Status of Women)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is one of the many committees of the United Nations General Assembly. This Commission was established in New York to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women by a Council Resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The active participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a critical element in the work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) because NGOs have been influential in shaping the current global policy framework on women’s empowerment and gender equality. NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSW. Today, nearly 4,000 NGO representatives participate in the UN Commission on the Status of Women each year.


  • Combating Domestic Violence on Women (#METOO) and Children.
  • Addressing Gender-based Violence in Conflicts and Post-Disaster Recoveries.