Ahead of the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), held this year from 13 to 24 March, APWLD’s statement to the Commission focused on the priority theme this year, ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ .
APWLD’s statement draws attention to two key issues we see as central to the 61st session’s outcomes: (1) The importance of strengthening women’s collective power in the workplace as a means to advance women’s economic empowerment and human rights (2) The need to challenge the underlying economic assumptions that depend on the exploitation of women’s paid and unpaid labour.
Our recommendations to the Commission included basing all negotiations on the four components of Decent Work, the consideration of trade union density as an SDG indicator, a call for indicators on the redistribution of unpaid care work that focus on state investments in care economies, and recognition of Living Wages as a central element of the right to just and favourable conditions of work.
Please click here to download a copy of the submission.