Women's Refugee Commission at CSW61

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Women's Refugee Commission will be participating in the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

This year’s theme is women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, with an additional focus on empowering indigenous women.

The sessions begin on Monday, March 13 and will run through March 24, 2017.

Here are the panels that WRC staff will be speaking on: 

Saturday, March 11 | 4:30 pm - 6 pm | WRC Speaker: Marcy Hersh | UN Headquarters, Conference Room TBD

  • CSW Youth Forum: “Refugees and Migration: Young Women in Crisis and Post-Conflict Situations” 

Monday, March 13 | 2:30 pm | WRC Speaker: Sandra Krause | Armenian Cultural Center, 620 2nd Avenue
Co-hosted with Reproductive Health Matters, International Rescue Committee, World Health Organization, Columbia University and Ipas

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings

Wednesday, March 15 | 4:45 pm - 6 pm | WRC Speaker: Sarah Costa | UN Headquarters, Conference Room B

Thursday, March 16 | 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm | WRC Speaker: Catherine Harrington | Uganda House
Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Monday, March 20 | 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | WRC Speaker: Sarah Costa | UN Headquarter, Conference Room B
Co-organized with Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York, Finnish Mission to the United Nations in New York and UN Women


For more information, please contact Marcy Hersh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.