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#CSW68 Events on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

#CSW68 Events on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place from 11–22 March, with a primary theme of: “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.”

Below are links to events addressing issues such as the root causes of poverty among women and girls from communities of African descent; the importance of addressing technology facilitated gender based violence; the burden of unpaid care work; the barriers to justice for women and girls with disabilities; the importance of engaging women as leaders; and the financing of efforts to end female genital mutilation.

The side events will be be broadcast on UN WebTV.

Collective Action to Address Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence: A Call to Action

11 March 2024 | 9:00AM-2:00PM EST | Japan Society, Murase Room

Co-organizers: Governments of Australia, Canada and the United States of America, Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, UNFPA, UN Women, APC, NDI, The Asia Foundation

What Adolescent Girls Want: Priorities and Solutions

11 March 2024 | 10:00-11:15AM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 6

Co-organizers: The Governments of Sierra Leone, United Kingdom, UNICEF, UN Women, We Are Purposeful

UNFPA Engagement: Remarks by Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director - Management, Andrew Saberton

By Invitation Only

Making All Spaces Safe: Unified Actions to Combat Technology-Facilitated Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls

11 March 2024 | 1:15-2:30PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 6

Co-organizers: The Governments of Belgium and Egypt, UNFPA Egypt, UN Women, UNODC, and UNICEF


12 March 2024| 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

In-person attendance by invitation only.
Follow the event online at

Education Plus is a joint initiative of UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women. To find more information on Education Plus,please click here.

Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Every Woman Treaty


12 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AMConference Room F (max. capacity: 42), General Assembly Building

Contact: Amjad Chatila:

Please RSVP.

Financing the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

12 March 2024 | 1:30-2:30PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 12

Co-organizers: The Governments of Italy and Burkina Faso, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme for Elimination of FGM, the World Bank, and Girl Generation.

Watch the event on UN Web TV here.

Sexual Violence: Strengthening Institutions to Eradicate Barriers to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities

12 March 2024 | 3:00-4:15PM EST | UN Secretariat, Salón C

Co-organizers: The Governments of Costa Rica, Colombia, Equality Now and UNFPA LACRO

Register here.

Ministerial Roundtable “Good practices for Strengthening Institutions and Maximizing Financing to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls”

13 March 2024 | 11:30AM-1:00PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 4

Co-organizers: UN Women and CSW Secretariat

UNFPA Engagement: Closing Remarks by Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, Natalia Kanem

Delving Deeper: The Root Causes of Poverty among women and girls and the impact of UN Programming and NGOs to eradicate stigma

13 March 2024 | 1:15 PM | UN Secretariat, CR F

Co-organizers: The Permanent Mission of Nepal, UN Women, GFOD, UNFPA

Sharing Good Practices on GBV Response Coordination, Protection, Social Services, Referral Pathways and Health System Response

14 March 2024 | 9:00 AM EST |Virtual

Co-organizers: The Government of Lao PDR, UNFPA Lao CO, and UNFPA Viet Nam CO
Register here.

Inclusive Family Policies: Addressing Unpaid Care and Fostering Choices and Opportunities

14 March 2024 | 1:15-2:30 PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR E

Co-organizers: The Governments of the Republic of Moldova, Sweden and Estonia, and UNFPA.

Protecting Women’s Right to Participate

14 March 2024 | 3:00-4:15PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 6

Co-organizers: The Government of Australia, UNFPA, DPO, OHCHR, and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.

Register here.

Launch of Phase III of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage at the Commission on the Status of Women

14 March 2024 | 5:00-7:30 PM EST |UNICEF HQ, UNICEF House

Co-organizers: UNFPA and UNICEF
Register here.

Is Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence Real?

15 March 2024 | 10:30AM-12:00PM EST | Church Center of the United Nations, 8th floor

Co-organizers: Abaad, AfriYAN, Equimundo, FIDA Uganda, Rutgers Center, Sonke Gender Justice, SVRI, and UNFPA

Register here.

High-Level Dialogue: A Shared Vision to End Gender-Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation

15 March 2024 | 1:00PM-2:30PM EST | UNFPA HQ, The Orange Cafe

Organizer: UNFPA

Register to join in person here and virtually here.

Linking Agendas, Bridging Silos: Comprehensive Sexuality Education and the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence

18 March 2024 | 4:45-6:00PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR 6

Co-organizers: The Governments of Canada, The Netherlands, Benin, Mongolia, the World Bank, and UNFPA

Register here.

The Special Sessions to Fast Track The Disposal Of SGBV Cases in Uganda

18 March 2024 | 6:30-7:45PM EST | Hybrid UN Secretariat, CR D

Co-organizers: The Government of Uganda and UNFPA

Register here.

Unpacking Tensions and Synergies Between Efforts to End Child Marriage and Investments to Strengthen Birth and Marriage Registration: Field Research Insights from Uganda, Indonesia and Guatemala

19 March 2024 | 11:30 AM-12:45 PM | UN Secretariat, CR 6

Co-organizers: The Governments of Guatemala (TBC) and Uganda (TBC), the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, UNFPA and the Global Program to End Child Marriage

Tech-Facilitated Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Strengthening National, Regional, and

International Responses

19 March 2024 | 4:45- 6:00PM EST | UN Secretariat, CR C

Co-organizers: The Government of Colombia, Equality Now, MESECVI, and UNFPA