World Food Day
16 October2015

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October2015

World Development Information Day
24 October2015




Ms. Samira Atallah


Upcoming Events

11/11 - 11/11/2015 Capacity-building workshops on violence against women legislations and monitoring indicators (date tentative) -Morocco

11/11 - 14/11/2015 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

9/12-10/12/2015 The 7th Session of the Committee on Women To be determined

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Palestinian Women Living in Naher Al Bared Refugee Camp: Aspirations & Challenges

Past Events

10/10- 10/10/2015
Capacity-Building Workshop on Gender Budgeting (date tentative) - Beirut

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.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