Events and Remarks
Commission on the Status of Women
Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development – CSW 60
March 15th, 2016
The Equal Futures Partnership celebrated its achievements to empower women on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 22nd, 2016.
Read the remarks here.
Remarks by Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development, Open Forum side-event at CSW 60
The Equal Futures Open Forum side-event 'Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development' showcased Equal Futures' members' and partners' successful activities. It was chaired by Croatia and the U.S. and panelists were UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences; Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender; Mexican National Commissioner for Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women; EU European External Action Service Principle Advisor on Gender; as well as the UN Women Manager of the Empower Women program.
ADVISORY: White House to Host Inaugural North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting
U.S. and Mexico Hold Workshop on the Economic Empowerment of Girls and Women
In 2014, the members of the Equal Futures Partnership (Equal Futures) agreed to work more systematically to fulfill one of the Partnership’s two strategic goals: sharing best practices in ways that can advance members’ efforts to achieve their domestic reform commitments. Participants in the September 19, 2014 technical level meeting in New York identified a specific way that this could be accomplished: “pair” Equal Futures member countries with similar domestic reform commitments. The United States piloted this “pairing program” with Mexico in 2015, as the two countries have similar domestic reform commitments aimed at creating financial security for survivors of gender-based and domestic violence.