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60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will include events on militarism and violent masculinities

The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. This year, the priority theme is “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development” and the review theme is “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”.

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is organising an afternoon symposium together with partners to develop strategies for implementing the Global Study on UN Security Resolution 1325. This event is relevant for those interested in the intersections of women, peace and security and disarmament, as among other things the Global Study highlights the impacts of militarism on gender equality and women’s rights.

WILPF is also involved in an event focusing on violent masculinities and engaging men and boys in achieving gender justice. Violent masculinities are a focus of RCW’s work on disarmament and this event, hosted by MenEngage, will be a great opportunity to engage in gender transformative approaches to militarism and other critical issues.

For more information on CSW60 and WILPF's engagement in events, please see the PeaceWomen website.