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UN CSW63 Scottish Prep Conference- Women's Health & Housing

  • Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson’s Land, School of Education, University of Edinburgh (map)

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Every year the United Nations (UN) gathers in March for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to implement international potential changes to gender equality.

Who: UN House Scotland, Soroptimist International and Scottish Women’s Convention would like to invite you.

What: To our working conference in preparation for the UN’s 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

How: Our event will centre on CSW63’s core theme of “Social Protection, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls”. Specifically, we aim to tackle this topic with concentration on the issues of health and housing for women in Scotland.

Why: Our aim with this conference is not simply to impart our narratives onto attendees, but rather to generate new ideas and develop a proposal to be put forward at CSW63 in New York in March 2019. We hope to establish an environment conducive to discussion and collaboration, and to meaningfully engage grassroots voices in breakout groups throughout the process on the day.

This will enable us to identify a set of Scottish priorities relating to the key issues and contextualise them within the global outlook of the broader event.

When: 1st February 2019 10am until 4pm

Earlier Event: January 31
Carbon Neutral Edinburgh