NGO Recommendations for UN Session on Gender Equality – CSW67

NGO Recommendations for UN Session on Gender Equality – CSW67

March 6 untill March 17 the UN will be dedicated for two weeks to gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls worldwide.  The UN Commission on the Status of Women discusses in its 67th session (CSW67): innovation, technological development and education in the digital age.

On 26 January 2023 Atria and WO=MEN presented the recommendations from civil society organizations for this UN session to the Dutch government delegation that will travel to New York in March.

Read the recommendations for CSW67 here [PDF]

Digital transformations in recent decades have a major impact on our daily lives, and a profound effect on gender equality and the rights of women and girls worldwide. Innovation, technology, and (digital) education provide great potential and opportunities for gender equality, but also risks and pitfalls. Dutch civil society has set a number of priorities in connection with:

  • the increasing online gender-based violence
  • increasing use of algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • increasing gender gaps in (access to) digital knowledge and skills

Priorities for CSW67

Recommendations of the Dutch NGOs in short:

1.Invest in gender-transformative and climate-just technology, innovations, and education

2. Strengthen and improve safe access to, and availability of (digital) education, digital infrastructures, technology and innovation for women and girls

3. Eliminate (online and technology-facilitated) sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and discrimination

4. Ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in STEM, ICT and R&D sectors and in decision making processes at all levels

Read the extensive recommendations for CSW67 here [PDF]


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