By Ashley Maier on March 29, 2013 · tagged as , , , , ,

CSW57: Eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women

CSW57The United Nations has just released the Agreed Conclusions from its 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).  Held in New York City at the beginning of March, this year’s CSW focused on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women.  Accordingly, the conclusions recommend the 4 following actions:

  1. Strengthening implementation of legal and policy frameworks and accountability.
  2.  Addressing structural and underlying causes and risk factors so as to prevent violence against women and girls.
  3. Strengthening multisectoral services, programmes, and responses to violence against women and girls.
  4. Improving the evidence-base.

Under each of the 4 recommendation are more detailed and specific action steps.  The document reflects the experiences and knowledge of thousands of CSW participants, experts in addressing violence against women from across the globe.  Click here to read this valuable resource and check back in mid-April for PreventConnect podcasts with this year’s CSW participants.

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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