Sex Workers at the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) in New York

A robust global sex workers delegation is attending the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67).

ASWA Regional Coordinator Grace Kamau is in attendance and she is joined by Nokwanda Gambushe from Sisonke South Africa. At the Sex Worker Inclusive Feminist Alliance (SWIFA) in-person Parallel Event, Grace will be highlighting on the protection of human rights of sex workers on digital platforms. Her advocacy message is: ‘There is a need for sex workers data protection to ensure safety and security of sex workers, we also need community-led policy making on developing digital technology that impacts sex workers’ 

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body fully dedicated to promote of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

#CSW67 is a worldwide meeting where governments, civil society, youth, private sector and the UN will concur on a structure to make technology & innovation support gender equality.

The annual commission has been underway from 6th March and will end on 17 March 2023.The event is held in the UN Headquarter, New York, U.S.A. The theme for this year is ‘innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.’

CSW67 is timely for the digital future of women & girls.

Read more here: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/explainer/2023/02/your-guide-to-csw67

Session Outcomes:The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme during its 67th session will take the form of agreed conclusions, to be negotiated by all Member States.

Zero Draft of the CSW67 Agreed Conclusions

NSWP Parallel Event

Our partner Global Network of Sex Work Projects is hosting a Parallel Event on Tuesday 7th March at 12:00 EST/20:00 East African Time/19:00 South & Central Africa Time/18:00 West Africa Time

Topic

Realising Equitable Access for Sex Workers in the Digital Age

Panellists:

1.NSWP President: Phelister Abdalla

2.Sisonke South Africa: Nokwanda Gambushe

Register here: https://bit.ly/nswp-csw67

SWIFA in-person Parallel Event 

Topic: Protection of human rights of sex workers on digital platforms.

Panelist:

1. Grace Kamau: ASWA Regional Coordinator 

2. Nokwanda Gambushe: Sisonke, South Africa

Tuesday March 7th 16:30-18:00 EST/22:30 Tuesday, West Africa Time (WAT)/ 23:30 Tuesday, Central Africa Time (CAT)

 00:30 Wednesday, in East Africa Time/

AWID Parallel Event

Topic: Combating Anti Rights Practices from Criminalization to Forced Sterilization

Panelists

Former ASWA Executive Director: Daugtie Ogutu

Date: Tuesday, 7th March

Time: 7.00-9.00pm Nairobi

Follow #ASWAatCSW67 space for more information

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