World AIDS Day
1 December2015

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December2015

International Volunteer Day for Economics and Social Development
5 December2015




Ms. Mehrinaz Elawady


Upcoming Events

6/12 - 7/12/2015 Capacity-building Workshop on Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security -Amman, Jordan

20/1-21/1/2016 The 7th Session of the Committee on Women Muscat, Oman

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Past Events

10/11- 13/11/2015
Training workshops with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and IPU on institutional and capacity-building for Arab Parliaments and other stakeholders for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security - Tunis

7/10- 8/10/2015
Expert Group Meeting on the Social and Economic Situation of Women in Conflict-stricken Countries in the Arab Region (with the American University of Cairo) - Cairo

15/9- 15/9/2015
Capacity-building Workshop on International Frameworks for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (date tentative) - Beirut

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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.6
Policy Brief: Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

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

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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