Thursday, March 7, 2013

CSW57 in the press


It is very interesting to see that the CSW is attracting attention in the press this year. I can’t remember that this was the case in earlier CWS’s I attended. And the press has picked up on the fact that women’s rights are not guaranteed and we have to fight hard against backlash, especially around sexual health and rights.
It remains baffling to me why so many people seem to fear women having the option to shape their own life. I loved the presentation of a group of women from Chechnya who showed us how they address the fear of change in individual relations (e.g. between mother in laws and daughter in laws) leading to more freedom and ultimately societal change.

I have collected a few media links below

Oddly the leader of UN seems to imply in the article above that it is ok to backtrack on sexual health and rights. Not the kind of position you hope to see from UN women who should stand firm on women’s rights. The States are quite able to water down commitments by themselves. : )


http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/3184/opinie/article/detail/3403991/2013/03/05/Conservatieven-draaien-tijd-voor-de-vrouw-terug.dhtml

Loeky Droesen is policy advisor at RutgersWPF, board member of the Women Peacemakers Program and freelance consultant at Rights for Change

6 comments:

loeky droesen said...

CSW is really catching on in public opinion this time around. hereby more links to media reporting on CSW
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/mar/11/religious-right-wrong-women-right-choose?goback=%2Egde_3608112_member_222228509

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/03/06/playing-into-the-holy-sees-hands-a-firm-no-to-watered-down-rights-for-women/

loeky droesen said...

one more media article, this time from egypt

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/10/egyptian-delegation-to-un-status-of-women-commission-criticised/

loeky droesen said...

csw in the south africa press

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/dd2da2804edbc24d8d2bdfd17cdf0d25/SA-commits-to-end-violence-against-women-20131203

loeky droesen said...

Csw and miltariam

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/a-political-tug-of-war-over-militarism-and-gender-violence/

loeky droesen said...

CSW and egyptian muslim brotherhood

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-says-un-document-on-violence-against-women-violates-islamic-rules/2013/03/13/1257d688-8bfe-11e2-af15-99809eaba6cb_story.html

loeky droesen said...

CSW by reuters press agency on 13th march

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/us-women-un-rights-idUSBRE92C1EN20130313