62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

In March 2018, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women will be held at UN Headquarters in New York, USA. Representatives of member countries, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world will convene at the annual session to discuss the implementation of key global instruments aimed at achieving gender equality (Beijing Declaration of 1995) as well as new challenges and joint actions for empowerment of women in the political, economic and social areas. This year, the priority theme of the event will be challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. In this regard, the HealthRight International will hold a parallel discussion event on human rights-based approaches to systems strengthening for HIV+ rural women.

Globally, rural women and girls living with HIV are unable to consistently access quality healthcare. This parallel event discussion will explore human rights-based approaches to HIV programming, as a pathway to reducing health and gender inequities among rural women.