The Nordic Region at CSW: How we’re stopping digital violence against women

27.02.23 | News
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According to a UN study, digital violence affects one in three women in the world. The Nordic Region is no exception, but the difference is that the Nordic countries are reacting more and more quickly by way of political countermeasures. At this year’s UN gender equality summit, CSW67, the Nordic ministers for gender equality and experts are discussing how society can stand up for gender equality online.

“Digitalisation has provided a new platform for gender-based violence that cannot be tolerated. The Nordic Region is unlike any other when it comes to providing a swift political response to pressing issues and we’re putting the spotlight on fighting online gender-based violence. At this year’s CSW, we’d like to share and discuss possible solutions with the world,” says Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Icelandic Prime Minister and Minister for Gender Equality.

The UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW67 (6 to 17 March) is the leading international body dedicated to improving the situation of women all over the world.

High-level panels with famous names

At this year’s CSW, Nordic co-operation is organising three debates with ministers, parliamentarians, as well as Nordic and international experts. 

Follow us in New York! The programme and participants can be found below.

Will you be at the UN headquarters in New York from 6 to 8 March? Join the Nordic debates!

Nordic Region pushes back the opposition to gender equality

In 2022 the Nordic ministers for gender equality adopted a new international initiative to counter the backlash against gender equality and LGBTI rights – “Pushing back the push-back: Nordic Roadmap on advancing gender equality”. 

6 March: High-level panel with the Nordic ministers for gender equality “Pushing back the push-back – Nordic solutions to online gender-based violence”

Time: 13:15 – 14:30 (EST)
Welcome to this CSW67 event where Nordic gender equality ministers will discuss Nordic solutions to make the digital world safer for everyone, led by Iceland’s Prime Minister. The Nordic countries are ready to push back the opposition to gender equality.

7 March: Economic gender equality now! Nordic ways to close the pension gap

Time: 15:00 – 16:15 (EST)
Although women in the Nordic countries have high levels of education and labour market participation, this doesn’t automatically translate into gender equality in pensions. Efforts to promote equal pay and shared parental leave have taken us a long way in ensuring women’s economic empowerment in retirement. How do we also design pension systems that promote gender equality?

8 March: The abusive internet – Nordic and Baltic ways to prevent gender-based violence

Time: 11:30 – 12:45 (EST)
Join our Nordic-Baltic experts as they discuss the weak points and top priorities when it comes to safeguarding human rights and gender equality online!
This CSW67 is event hosted by the Latvian government and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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