CSW66 side events
Sweden is co-sponsoring three side-events during CSW66.
Feminist economic governance
The webinar will bring together diverse experiences and expertise from government, international organisations, trade unions, private sector and civil society in a conversation around issues of gender equality in economic governance and rights, with a focus on the labour market against the backdrop of pandemic crisis and recovery.
Covid-19 has increased gender inequalities and particularly impacted women's socio-economic situation, with an increase in unpaid care and domestic work as well as gender based violence. Addressing unequal power structures both at home and in the workplace, access to social security systems and the promotion of an equal distribution of power and influence is imperative for women’s economic empowerment and for improved resilience and recovery at societal level.
Bodily autonomy – a fundamental right
The webinar brings together government, civil society, international organisations, faith-based organisations and youth for an evidence-based conversation around the importance of safeguarding the right to bodily autonomy, including access to SRHR and safe and legal abortion. Diverse experiences and expertise are shared on how these rights have been ascertained and promoted in different contexts and regions of the world, overcoming major challenges and opposition. The conversation is led by civil society and youth with high level presence by government and international organisations.
The Equality Model, combatting trafficking in human beings for sexual exploitation
The UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons imposes a demand on states to impose measures to discourage the demand that fosters trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The webinar will explore the ability of the Equality Model to meet this obligation, as well as strengthening gender equality and the rights of women and girls. The Equality Model recognises that prostitution is a highly gendered issue which largely effects marginalised groups and is inherently harmful to both the individual victims and to society at large. Therefore, it decriminalises those that are exploited in prostitution while criminalising the buyer.
The webinar brings together government, civil society and international organisations for an evidence-based conversation on the experiences from Sweden and Israel in the practical implementation of their respective laws in this area.
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Publication date: 1 February 2022
Last updated: 15 March 2022