World No-Tobacco Day
31 May2015

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
4 June2015

World Environment Day
5 June2015




Ms. Samira Atallah


Upcoming Events

28/5 - 29/5/2015 Advisory mission to Lebanon to Conduct a National Workshop on the "Enhanced Women Political Participation in Lebanon through Gender Sensitive Electoral Laws and the Quota System" -Beirut

1/6-4/6/2015 Advisory Services to Tunisia to conduct two back to back national workshops Hammamat, Tunisia

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Past Events

26/5- 26/5/2015
Launch of ESCWA’s study on "Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments" - AUB, Beirut

4/5- 7/5/2015
Advisory mission to Sudan to Conduct the First National Workshop on the "Development and Updates of the National Policy on Women Empowerment and the National Strategy on Family Development" - Khartoum

22/4- 23/4/2015
Gender and Labor in the Arab Region: Towards Innovative Approaches to Women's Economic Empowerment in partnership with the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute - Abu Dhabi

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ESCWA Centre for Women (ECW)

      The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) established the Centre for Women (ECW) on 1 October 2003, following the adoption of resolution 240 (XXII) ... more >>




Regional Commission Honors Arab Women Voices

Justice and Equality for Women in the Arab Region

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Regional Review

Statement of Ms. Rima Khalaf, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCWA on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Roundtable and Launching of Publication on Combating Domestic Violence against Women and Girls

Kuwait Hosts 6th Session of the Committee on Women

International Women’s Day

Kuwait Hosts ESCWA Workshop on Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Is There a Role for Women Following Arab Uprisings?


  Beijing Regional 15-Year Review
  ECW Newsletter
  Key Documents
  Major Conventions on Women
  Major Declarations on Women
  Member States National Machineries for Women
  Policy Brief
  Project on "Strengthening National Mechanisms for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women"
  Recent CEDAW Country Reports of ESCWA Member States
  Reports of the Committee on Women
  Selected Meeting Reports
  Situation Analysis


E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3
Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region

Report Expert group meeting on the study entitled "Child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab region: Dynamics, challenges and policy options" Beirut, 4-5 December 2014

The social and economic situation of Palestinian women and girls (July 2012-June 2014)

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Specialized Sites

Gender and the Empowerment of Women in the Arab Region

Terminology Database



Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Inter-Parliamentary Union
POPIN Guidelines on Women's Empowerment
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics)
Siyanda (Institute of Development Studies)
SG Campaign: UNITE to End Violence Against Women