Amplifying Your Voice: CSWF 2024

Empowering Women, Embracing Families
By engaging in meaningful discussions and sharing insights, we can collectively create a more inclusive and supportive society where the well-being of women and families is a top priority.

MARCH 13 & 14, 2024

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What is the Conference on the State of Women and Family (CSWF)?

The Conference on the State of Women and Family (CSWF) is a two-day event that runs parallel to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The CSWF provides an opportunity for leaders of UN members states, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals from around the world to network, learn from one another, and engage in advocacy on behalf of women and their families.

With expert pro-family and pro-life presentations running throughout the two-day event, CSWF is the place to come and find a unique approach to meeting the needs of women and the families they love.  The empowerment of women, the eradication of poverty and, in fact, all of the SDGs can best be achieved by recognizing and strengthening the family. 

(While the Conference on the State of Women and Family runs parallel to UN CSW, it is a separate process with separate organizers.)

The dates for the March 2024 CSWF are Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.

What is the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)?

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), founded in 1946, takes place each March at the UN Headquarters complex in New York City.  It is “the biggest global policy-making body dedicated to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.”  The Commission leads discussions, generates public attention, and drives action on behalf of women. 

Each year, a “priority theme” is generated with activities centered around this theme, along with the production of an “outcome document,” negotiated by UN member states, intended to direct actions by governments and other stake holders.  For more information on CSW, go to the official UN website

Why should my organization sponsor a presentation or event at CSWF?

  • An opportunity to spotlight your organization’s message to women from around the world.
  • Participate in changing the culture of CSW to include the importance of children, (including the unborn), marriage, parenting, and faith.
  • Spread the message that there are many options for a woman to have a successful life.
  • Your organization will get a good time slot, at a good venue, for your parallel event.
  • You believe in not letting the pro-family and pro-life voice be shut out at CSW.

Why should I attend CSWF?

  • You will participate in conversations that will not take place anywhere else at the Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Spend time interacting and networking with like-minded people.
  • Learn from experts in the field on topics relevant to your family.
  • Help amplify and raise the profile of pro-family and pro-life voices during the Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Free Goodie Bags before the first meetings each day, and again in the afternoon.
  • Free giveaways between events.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Register to Attend UN CSW:  October  6,  2023 – January 26,  2024.   Go here
  • Register to Attend CSWF:  Free. Registration available through the end of CSWF.  Go here.
  • Apply to Host CSWF event:  Application deadline December 31, 2023.  Go here.
  • Notification of CSWF Event Acceptance: January 10, 2024
  • Publishing of CSWF Schedule:  January 15,  2024.  Go here.
  • UN CSW Dates:  March  11-22, 2024
  • CSWF  Dates:  March 13th  &  March 14th.

Helpful information about UN CSW 68 (2024)

The sixty-eighth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women takes place from March 11 to March 22, 2024.

CSW 68 Priority Theme:

Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective

CSW 68 Review Theme:

Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of men and girls

CSWF Organizing Committee

CSWF Participating Organizations