The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 11-22, 2019.
The HerStory Campaign will be hosting a parallel event to share our model for engaging girls and women in leading sustainable development through girl-designed community action plans, and the impact of these projects on three HerStory communities. HerStory participants from around the world will join us to share their unique stories of change.
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The Global HerStory Summit
The Global HerStory Summit (GHS) is a week-long annual conference held in New York City, in partnership with UN Women as part of the United Nations annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. The Global HerStory Summit brings HerStory Youth Ambassadors to New York City to share the power of girls’ stories.
Girls are selected to attend the Summit at the U.N. through a competitive application process to represent their communities at the five day Summit. Together as a network of powerful changemakers, the girls present the findings from the Summit to global leaders and ensure their voices are truly heard.
Stand Up For Girls
On International Day of the Girl, the HerStory Campaign mobilizes people of all genders, from all over the world, to advocate for a girl’s right to share her story. By learning to read, write, and share stories, girls understand that their words have the power to create transformational change at the community and international level.
On October 11th, communities around the world will host events to celebrate girls and raise awareness about the unique strengths and challenges girls face globally. We can all take action and Stand Up for Girls on this day, honoring the stories of girls and inspiring individuals, schools and communities worldwide to join us!