Commission on the Status of Women


Coming up!

CSW62 (2018)

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Themes for the upcoming meetings:
Priority theme:
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
Review theme:
Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.

As the Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, we will be able to participate. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us no later than December 10th at

We can have a delegation of 20 members, and the deadline for registration is January 27th. We need to have all interested parties apply to be part of the delegation by December 10th.

Background and Resources

  • Outline of the Student Process for application to be part of the IIWR-MB delegation. 
  • Suggested topic for a panel presentation as part of the parallel events – “The Mass Incarceration of Rural and Indigenous Women in Canada”
  • Would you like to design a possible cover for the Handbook, widely used and distributed at the CSW? January 16 is the deadline. Here are the details. 
  • Statement signed on to by IIWR-MB, prepared by Soroptimist International, regarding Rural Women. It is expected the statement will be read into the proceedings of the CSW.
  • IIWR-MB does not support the costs for any of the delegation, however there are bursaries for students attending Global College. For further information, click here.
  • There are to be a series of short videos, explaining the process, and what to expect at the meetings of the CSW, as well as practical tips for surviving in New York. The first one is here.
 Members of the IIWR-MB Delegation, 2017

Micaela Crighton

Alexandria Kazmerik

Katrina LeClerc

Christine Williams

Brittany McIntosh

Chief Janice Henderson

Deborah Lipscombe

Tammy Christensen

Sedonia Deng

Grand Chief Sheila North – Wilson

Renata Meconse

Teruni Walaliyadde

Angeline Rivard

Margaret MacKinnon

Mary Scott