“We will never give in to the prevailing web of conservatism against women in all regions of the world…
We shall not allow fundamentalists and extreme groups to disarm women from their rights.
Women will not become the last bastion of colonialism.
We will continue to struggle for our rights.”
-Mervat Tallawy, President of National Council of Women, EGYPT & Head of Egyptian Delegation at CSW 57
This 12-pages Report of the 58th Session of the CSW, captures moments, experiences and reflections of FEMNET’s delegations who were engaged in the various side events, caucus meetings and negotiations meetings etc and what this meant to them and more so in their work of elevating the status of African women and girls.
The CSW has been described by many as an opportunity to network, to share and exchange good practices – but it is also an important avenue for increased dialogue, interaction and lobbying with member states. As one delegate was reminded “the African Women make the difference at CSW by their active involvement, contribution and commitment!” Indeed, CSW-58 presented the team an opportunity to engage with other advocates from around the world ahead of Post-2015 negotiations.
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