Summary: WILPF declines to participate in 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

SRT grantee the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), one of the first NGOs to be granted consultative status with the United Nations in 1948, will not take part in the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). WILPF believes that the absence of women from countries affected by the recent US travel ban undermines the basic premise of the CSW as being an inclusive and participatory process and threatens its legitimacy.

WILPF’s statement is available here.

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