The sixty third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 11 to 22 March, 2019. This year, discussions focused on “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. The review theme was “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)”.
ARC International actively participated in meetings, and in the side event “Inclusive Public Services for LGBT+ Persons”, where our Communications Officer Mariana Winocur delivered a speech on “The concept of gender ideology and its effects on public services”, focused on what is happening in Latin America under conservative/religious governments.
We have also been very active in the LBTI caucus and we continue to disseminate research, messages and images through the CSW LBTI caucus site.