<p><a href="http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014"><img width="550" height="73" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/csw_banner.png" /></a></p><p>The 58th session of the United Nations <a href="http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014">Commission on the Status of Women</a> (CSW 58) is taking place in New York from 10&nbsp;to 21 March 2014. Representatives from Member States, UN entities and more than 6000 NGOs from 860 organizations around the world will attend and participate in meetings, panel discussions and events focused on recognizing the achievements and overcoming the challenges in pursuit of gender equality and advancement of women and girls worldwide. <strong>Equality Now will be participating in the side events below. If you&rsquo;re in town for CSW58, please stop by! All are open to the public unless noted.</strong> (Click here to <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/sites/default/files/CSW_58_EN_v3.pdf">print this schedule as a pdf</a>).</p><p><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Adolescent girls: the Millennium Development Goals&rsquo; missing link</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)</em><br />Equality Now Senior Policy Advisor <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/shelby_quast">Shelby Quast</a> will speak on the issue of child marriage, which affects around 14 million girls each year, and present Equality Now&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/sites/default/files/Protecting_the_Girl_Child... child marriage report</a>. <br />Date: 10 March <br />Time: 2:30pm &ndash; 4:00pm<br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), Hardin Room, 11th floor<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Accountability Now: How to Eliminate Violence Against Women &amp; Girls Beyond 2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by Oxfam Novib</em><br />Equality Now Discrimination in Law Legal Advisor <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/antonia_kirkland">Antonia Kirkland</a> will take part in an interactive panel alongside Janine Moussa from the Due Diligence Project &amp; Daniela Rosche from Oxfam Novib. The panel will be moderated by Heather Barclay from the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, &amp; a keynote address will be delivered by Sylvie Durrer, Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Gender Equality.<br />Date: 11 March<br />Time: 2:30pm &ndash; 4:00pm<br />Location: Millennium Hotel, One UN Plaza (44th St. btw 1st &amp; 2nd Ave), Riverview Room<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>CEDAW and the advancement of socio-economic rights of women and girls </strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Bulgarian Permanent Mission &amp; Ms. Genoveva Tisheva, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation</em><br />Equality Now Board Member Genoveva Tisheva is the Managing Director of the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation. <br />Date: 11 March<br />Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm<br />Location: United Nations Conference Room C (CB)<br /><em>Note: Capacity has been reached for this official UN side event. No more reservations are being accepted.</em><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>A Look From Latin America &amp; the Carribbeans on MDGs &amp; Post 2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Alianza Intercontinental de Redes de Mujeres en derecho y desarrollo</em><br />Equality Now Board Member, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/susana_chiarotti">Susana Chiarotti</a> will take part in a panel discussion as part of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) NGO Committee.<br />Date: 12 March<br />Time: 10:30am<br />Location: Armenian Convention Center (ACC), 630 2nd Avenue (at E. 35th St.), V-Hall</p><p><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Bringing Women's Rights to the Table in Post-2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Executive Committee for the NGO CSW LAC, Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer FEIM, Centro de Culturas Indígenas del Perú </em><br />Equality Now Board Member, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/susana_chiarotti">Susana Chiarotti</a> will present as part of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) NGO Committee.<br />Date: 12 March<br />Time: 12:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), Chapel 1st Floor <br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Survivors Speak &ndash; Prostitution or Sex Work? When Terminology and Legalization Collide with Human Rights</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) &amp; Equality Now</em><br />A panel discussion featuring sex trafficking survivors Autumn Burris (USA), Natasha Falle (Canada), Rachel Moran (Ireland) and Beatriz Elena Rodríguez Rengifo (Columbia), co-hosted by Equality Now&rsquo;s Trafficking Director, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/lauren_hersh">Lauren Hersh</a> and CATW Executive Director, Taina Bien-Aimé. Vednita Carter, Founder and Director of Breaking Free, will moderate. <br />Date: 13 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), 2nd Floor <br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Feminist Development Justice: Moving Beyond Non-Discrimination to a Just and Equitable Future</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)</em><br />Equality Now Board Member <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/heisoo_shin">Heisoo Shin</a>, Ph.D. will take part in a panel discussion exploring global economic inequality and the need for a new model to equalize wealth, power, resources and opportunities. <br />Date: 13 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center of the UN (CCUN),&nbsp;777 United Nations Plaza Hardin Room, 11th Floor<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Post-2015 Development Agenda &amp; Combatting the Root Causes of Trafficking in Persons</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)</em><br />Equality Now Co-Founder and Honorary President <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/jessica_neuwirth">Jessica Neuwirth</a> will take part in a panel at this side event of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking.<br />Date: 18 March<br />Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM<br />Location: United Nations Conference Room D (CB)<br /><em>Note: This is an official UN side event requiring a UN Grounds pass to attend. For more information contact newyork@ohchr.org. </em><br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Empowering Women to Prevent Human Trafficking - Film Screening &amp; Panel Discussion </strong></span><br /><em>Presented by UNICEF USA, Worldwide Documentaries</em><br />Following a screening of the film <a href="http://notmylife.org/"><em>Not My Life</em></a>, Equality Now&rsquo;s Trafficking Director <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/lauren_hersh">Lauren Hersh</a> will take part in a discussion on human trafficking and the violence against women and girls. <br />Date: 19 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), 2nd Floor</p>

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<p><a href="http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014"><img width="550" height="73" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/csw_banner.png" /></a></p><p>The 58th session of the United Nations <a href="http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014">Commission on the Status of Women</a> (CSW 58) is taking place in New York from 10&nbsp;to 21 March 2014. Representatives from Member States, UN entities and more than 6000 NGOs from 860 organizations around the world will attend and participate in meetings, panel discussions and events focused on recognizing the achievements and overcoming the challenges in pursuit of gender equality and advancement of women and girls worldwide. <strong>Equality Now will be participating in the side events below. If you&rsquo;re in town for CSW58, please stop by! All are open to the public unless noted.</strong> (Click here to <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/sites/default/files/CSW_58_EN_v3.pdf">print this schedule as a pdf</a>).</p><p><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Adolescent girls: the Millennium Development Goals&rsquo; missing link</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)</em><br />Equality Now Senior Policy Advisor <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/shelby_quast">Shelby Quast</a> will speak on the issue of child marriage, which affects around 14 million girls each year, and present Equality Now&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/sites/default/files/Protecting_the_Girl_Child... child marriage report</a>. <br />Date: 10 March <br />Time: 2:30pm &ndash; 4:00pm<br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), Hardin Room, 11th floor<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Accountability Now: How to Eliminate Violence Against Women &amp; Girls Beyond 2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by Oxfam Novib</em><br />Equality Now Discrimination in Law Legal Advisor <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/antonia_kirkland">Antonia Kirkland</a> will take part in an interactive panel alongside Janine Moussa from the Due Diligence Project &amp; Daniela Rosche from Oxfam Novib. The panel will be moderated by Heather Barclay from the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, &amp; a keynote address will be delivered by Sylvie Durrer, Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Gender Equality.<br />Date: 11 March<br />Time: 2:30pm &ndash; 4:00pm<br />Location: Millennium Hotel, One UN Plaza (44th St. btw 1st &amp; 2nd Ave), Riverview Room<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>CEDAW and the advancement of socio-economic rights of women and girls </strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Bulgarian Permanent Mission &amp; Ms. Genoveva Tisheva, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation</em><br />Equality Now Board Member Genoveva Tisheva is the Managing Director of the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation. <br />Date: 11 March<br />Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm<br />Location: United Nations Conference Room C (CB)<br /><em>Note: Capacity has been reached for this official UN side event. No more reservations are being accepted.</em><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>A Look From Latin America &amp; the Carribbeans on MDGs &amp; Post 2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Alianza Intercontinental de Redes de Mujeres en derecho y desarrollo</em><br />Equality Now Board Member, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/susana_chiarotti">Susana Chiarotti</a> will take part in a panel discussion as part of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) NGO Committee.<br />Date: 12 March<br />Time: 10:30am<br />Location: Armenian Convention Center (ACC), 630 2nd Avenue (at E. 35th St.), V-Hall</p><p><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Bringing Women's Rights to the Table in Post-2015</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Executive Committee for the NGO CSW LAC, Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer FEIM, Centro de Culturas Indígenas del Perú </em><br />Equality Now Board Member, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/susana_chiarotti">Susana Chiarotti</a> will present as part of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) NGO Committee.<br />Date: 12 March<br />Time: 12:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), Chapel 1st Floor <br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Survivors Speak &ndash; Prostitution or Sex Work? When Terminology and Legalization Collide with Human Rights</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) &amp; Equality Now</em><br />A panel discussion featuring sex trafficking survivors Autumn Burris (USA), Natasha Falle (Canada), Rachel Moran (Ireland) and Beatriz Elena Rodríguez Rengifo (Columbia), co-hosted by Equality Now&rsquo;s Trafficking Director, <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/lauren_hersh">Lauren Hersh</a> and CATW Executive Director, Taina Bien-Aimé. Vednita Carter, Founder and Director of Breaking Free, will moderate. <br />Date: 13 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), 2nd Floor <br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Feminist Development Justice: Moving Beyond Non-Discrimination to a Just and Equitable Future</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)</em><br />Equality Now Board Member <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/heisoo_shin">Heisoo Shin</a>, Ph.D. will take part in a panel discussion exploring global economic inequality and the need for a new model to equalize wealth, power, resources and opportunities. <br />Date: 13 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center of the UN (CCUN),&nbsp;777 United Nations Plaza Hardin Room, 11th Floor<br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Post-2015 Development Agenda &amp; Combatting the Root Causes of Trafficking in Persons</strong></span><br /><em>Presented by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)</em><br />Equality Now Co-Founder and Honorary President <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/jessica_neuwirth">Jessica Neuwirth</a> will take part in a panel at this side event of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking.<br />Date: 18 March<br />Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM<br />Location: United Nations Conference Room D (CB)<br /><em>Note: This is an official UN side event requiring a UN Grounds pass to attend. For more information contact newyork@ohchr.org. </em><br /><br /><span style="font-size: larger;"><strong>Empowering Women to Prevent Human Trafficking - Film Screening &amp; Panel Discussion </strong></span><br /><em>Presented by UNICEF USA, Worldwide Documentaries</em><br />Following a screening of the film <a href="http://notmylife.org/"><em>Not My Life</em></a>, Equality Now&rsquo;s Trafficking Director <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/people/lauren_hersh">Lauren Hersh</a> will take part in a discussion on human trafficking and the violence against women and girls. <br />Date: 19 March<br />Time: 2:30pm <br />Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 UN Plaza (E. 44th at 1st Ave), 2nd Floor</p>