Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body which focuses exclusively on the promotion of gender equality and the women empowerment. It was established in 21 June, 1946 as a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).The CSW promotes women’s rights, surveys the reality of women’s life standers around the world, and formulates primary global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission not only considers gender equality as a basic human right, but also as a mechanism for strengthening a variety of sectors, such as the economy, peace building, and productivity. Much of the advancement made for women’s rights has been supported and spearheaded by the CSW.