Every year, the UN committee on the status of women UN CSW organizes a forum to discuss issues affecting women. Each year features a priority theme, an emerging issue/ focus area and a review theme (which reviews progress on issues raised at an earlier forum).
The 2017 forum (CSW61) is the 61st session and will take place from 13th – 24th March 2017. The session’s priority theme is Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work while the emerging issue/focus area is The Empowerment of Indigenous Women.
The review theme is Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls (Agreed Conclusions of the Fifty-Eighth Session)
In line with the priority theme and emerging issue/focus area, ABC Foundation will be hosting a parallel event at CSW 61 to address the issue of EMPOWERING THE INDIGENOUS AFRICAN WOMAN TO CONFRONT BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCERS.
The event seeks to highlight the disease burden in Africa and proffer ways by which (First ladies and other prominent African women) can be actively involved in the empowerment of indigenous African women to combat the two diseases.
NOTE: This event is Free but donations will be accepted.