NGO Committee on the Status of Women


NGO Committee on the Status of Women



NGO CSW Feminist and Womens Movement Action Plan

NGO CSW Generation Equality

NGO CSW facilitates a platform for the voices and leadership of feminists and women’s rights organizations globally who lobby for their inclusion in the UN deliberations in pursuit of gender equality.

NGO CSW ensures that the voices and leadership of feminist and women’s rights organizations all over the world are included in UN deliberations such as the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). We facilitate the largest gathering of civil society at the UN in support of women by hosting 10,000 women from around the world, coordinating and scheduling their 400 parallel events.

NGO CSW hosts a two-week NGO Forum, where activists gather from around the world to discuss issues pertaining to women and girls, to network, share strategies/best practices and to lobby governments at the CSW. We also conduct advocacy trainings, prepare an orientation, offer spaces to exchange and collaborate, and host regional caucus discussions.

NGO CSW holds monthly meetings featuring NGOs, UN, and government speakers, promote a gender perspective at the UN and other international meetings, publish reports analyzing UN processes and meetings through a gender lens, have a young professional’s program, and facilitate an internship program.


Champion Perspective • Events • Leadership • Policy/Advocacy



Anja Lanz
Design Engineer, EIT

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I am participating in key leadership roles in many committees and organizations. I sit on advisory boards and steering committees, participate or lead initiatives, and be an active contributing member. I also act as a mentor to those that are interested in learning from others.

My professional career in STEM is independent from my community involvements. However, I have always been able to find employers that value my extra curricular community work.

I have been able to become involved in some amazing projects and have been nominated for committees or initiatives, for which others appreciate the expertise that I bring.

We need to build a critical mass to advance women in engineering and technology. So far, the work rests on a few organizations and individuals that put in their energy and time. All of us can definitely use more input and support, and since we all value diversity, that is actually only achieved if more come forward and join groups and organizations, and become partners in the goal to advance women in engineering and technology. We also need to bridge to more men as goal sharers. Without collaboration across genders, we don’t move forward.