The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) is a global yearly meeting where countries, organisations, and individuals around the world come together to discuss women’s empowerment.

We are excited to announce that WWDA will be attending and hosting three parallel events at the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) this year.

WWDA Youth Development Officer Margherita DallOcco – Vaccaro, along with disability advocate and WWDA member, Kelly Cox will attend this year’s CSW in New York. We will also support and work alongside WWDA member Claire Bertolli at the conference. Join our events and follow our WWDA Youth social media channels to stay up to date.

What is CSW?

Each year, the United Nations (UN) hosts the world’s biggest gathering on women’s rights – The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Global leaders, campaigners, and policy-makers come together for two weeks at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality and the work that is still required to do.

Those discussions and negotiations feed the outcome document, which, if adopted by the Commission, will give guidance to United Nations agencies and UN member states on how to push the women’s rights agenda forward.

This is why it is vital that WWDA attends and contributes on behalf of our members and all women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability around the world.

This year’s CSW will take place from 7 to 16 March 2023 (EST).

White background, black text reads Using Technology to Advance our Sexual and Reproductive Rights Wednesday, March 8th 2023 at 12:30pm EST Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission on 221 East 52nd Street. With Purple and green illustrations along the bottom. the first one if the WWDA and CSW67 logo and the other two are illustrations of people with disability.

In-Person Event – Using technology to Advance our Sexual and Reproductive Rights

WWDA held an in-person event in New York on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

Our International and Australian speakers spoke about how technology has played a role in the lives of women with disability, particularly their sexual and reproductive rights, and needs, from birth control to parenting.

WWDA’s Our Site: A website made by and for women with disabilities.

On Thursday, 9th March 2023, WWDA’s staff members Zoe Houstein, Tanya Sinclair, and Cat Standley presented at CSW67! 

Watch the replay to hear about the Our Site project and exciting new developments. 

WWDA LEAD: Empowering Women with Disability in the Digital Age. 

On the 7th of March 2021, WWDA staff member Saphia Grant presented at CSW67!

The event showed how the WWDA LEAD team has worked in meaningful co-design to engage, build and allow online capacity exchange between our community members.