I attended CSW because...


Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world go to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. More than 4,400 came for this 59th session.

A snapshot of the Asian activists who attended and their perspectives on this year’s session…

Elizabeth Tang
Hong Kong
General Secretary at the International Domestic Workers
, a membership-based global organization
of domestic and household workers.

Kumudini Samuel
Sri Lanka
Director of the Women and Media Collective
, an NGO focused
on the inclusion of women and gender concerns in the peace
process and in new legislation - an FGE grantee.