@ 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York - Take part!

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights. is present at the 57th session of CSW to track formulation, review, and implementation of policies that protect women’s rights and recognise, prevent and redress technology-related violence against women (VAW).


1) Follow, comment, retweet coverage on Twitter!
GenderIT.orgES (in Spanish)

#genderit #CSW57

2) Join a Twitter blast is co-organizing with the Take Back the Tech! campaign. Take Back the Tech! wants to make sure that tech-related violence against women and girls is also on the table during CSW57.

3) Read APC’s five recommendations to the CSW57

4) Spread the word about and our Feminist Talks at CSW57!

More information and useful resources:

On the CSW 57

Meeting agenda:

Side events agenda:


The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve lives and create a more just world.

Women’s Rights Programme:

End violence: Women’s rights and safety online: emerged from the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme’s advocacy work in ICTs. The need to have examples of national policy, gender-sensitive language, tools for lobbying, and an understanding of the impact of poor or positive policy all within easy access has been expressed by ICT advocates and policy makers alike.

Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women:

Power of stories to reclaim women’s rights: