The Commission on the Status of Women 56

In accord with its multi-year program of work, the 2012 priority theme of the CSW is “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication and development.”  The commission will also evaluate progress in the implementation of last year’s theme of “financing for gender equality and empowerment.”  UNANIMA is holding a side event on “Models of Empowerment of  Rural Women” featuring a panel of women representing Africa and Latin America. Almost 20 representatives of UNANIMA communities are registered to attend. Registration is now closed, but you can follow events by checking the webpage for CSW56, or can see live webcasts on .