Despite CSW event cancellations, Women Deliver is optimistic for progress on gender equality – Women Deliver

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Despite CSW event cancellations, Women Deliver is optimistic for progress on gender equality

New York, 3 March 2020Due to ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) will convene on Monday 9 March for a procedural meeting only. No general debate will take place, and all side events planned for Member States and the UN System in conjunction with CSW64 have been cancelled.

In line with this decision, and to protect the health of our fellow advocates and partners, Women Deliver will cancel all in-person CSW64 events and will cancel travel for our sponsored delegates from around the world.

Despite these changes, progress on gender equality cannot wait. Our global community of partners, spanning sectors and geographies, will continue to convene through bilateral meetings, phone and Skype calls, webinars, and other digital activations to seize the spotlight on Generation Equality and build momentum for a gender-equal world.

Evidence shows that a gender equal-world is healthier, wealthier, more peaceful, and more productive – and that we need stronger, more concerted action to get us there. That’s why throughout 2020 and beyond, Women Deliver will work together with partners to mobilize for bigger, bolder, and more accountable commitments to gender equality. 

Stay tuned to Women Deliver’s channels (TwitterFacebookInstagramNewsletter) for ways to engage remotely and more information, including new reports from Equal Measures 2030 and UN Women to be released Thursday 5 March. 


About Women Deliver: Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.