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Issue No.63
  • :0973-1156
  • :May
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 63, May 2021


For a better world

By N. Venugopalan (, Programme Manager, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations took place from 15 to 26 March 2021. The theme of the session was: “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” At this session, the 193 member states pledged to ramp up efforts to fully implement one of the most visionary blueprints of gender equality - the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 1995 (the Beijing Platform for Action). It attempted to take stock of the status of women, including examining current and future challenges as well as the obstacles to implementing the Beijing Platform for Action.

The discussions at the session included in-depth assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It recog