CSW61: Underpaid and Undervalued – What a Way to Make a Living

Welcome to a discussion on what policies and measures are needed to combat the gender wage gap during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Women’s wages and working conditions have always been core issues for the women’s movement. Yet, there are still large groups of women with an income too low to make a living. And yet, women’s work is less valued all over the world. Is it time to reboot the issues of equal pay and women’s economic independence? How can alliances between trade unions and women’s organizations be strengthened?

Opening speech:
Þorsteinn Víglundsson, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality, Iceland

Dr. Heidi Hartmann, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Professor Janet Gornick, City University of New York
Arianna Rossi, the ILO Better Work Programme
Maya Raghu, the National Women’s Law Center

Venue: Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, room: Guild Hall

Contact: info@sverigeskvinnolobby.se

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Organizers: The Swedish Women’s Lobby & the Fredrika Bremer Association. In cooperation with: International Women’s Association Sweden, the Left Federation of Swedish Women, Roks – the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters in Sweden & Unizon.

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-first session of the CSW takes place in New York, March 13 – 24. The main theme is Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. Clara Berglund, Secretary General of the Swedish Women’s Lobby, is part of the Swedish delegation led by the Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. The Swedish Women’s Lobby will hold events and seminars together with our member organisations about the gender pay gap and prostitution.

More information about the CSW 61 can be found here and the NGO Forum here.