CAL@CSW60: Updates


The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

This year, the priority theme is Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development and the review theme is The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session)

A delegation of feminists and activists, as well as members of the Coalition of African Lesbians are attending this year’s Commission on the Status of Women [CSW], which is the 60th such coming together of state and civil society actors coming together to speak to and report back on the state of women and girls in the world.

The CAL delegation to CSW60 is comprised of:

  • Biggie Ssenfuka:  Freedom and Roam Uganda [FARUG], Uganda
  • Ntlotleng Mabena: Open House Initiative, South Africa
  • Tanya Daringo: Her Liberty, Namibia
  • Carrie Shelver: CAL Secretariat
  • Sheena Magenya: CAL Secretariat

For the next few days, we will bring you updates from members of the CAL delegation about their experiences at this space, the challenges and important lessons learned from speaking with other feminists and activists in the space.

For more information about CSW60 please see:


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