SGI at Commission on the Status of Women
From March 6 to 17, the 67th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. On March 9, the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) hosted a parallel event titled “Women’s Leadership for Human-Centered Technology,” at which Ivy Koek of the SGI Office for UN Affairs served as moderator. Representatives from the event’s cosponsors—Isabelle Jones of Stop Killer Robots and Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton of the Footage Foundation—and Paloma Lara-Castro of Derechos Digitales discussed topics including the digital rights of women and girls. During the March 14 CSW67 session, Ms. Koek reported, in her capacity as Vice-Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women in New York, that the committee had submitted five key recommendations to CSW67, informed by over 700 global consultations and surveys, and called on the commission to make gender-based violence a standing agenda item.