On the occasion of the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67), the Offices of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations and the German Consulate General New York, along with the German Women Lawyers Association (djb), will jointly present the panel discussion “Working towards Gender Equality – Challenges, Role Models, International Cooperation” followed by a reception on March 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Ekin Deligöz, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, will be the guest of honor at this event. The panel discussion also functions as the opening of the exhibition “Jewish Women Lawyers and Women Lawyers of Jewish Descent in Germany before 1945”. The event will take place at the German House located at 871 United Nations Plaza, attached you will find further information.
About the event:
Women's rights are fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being more than 70 years ago. There can be no rule of law within societies if women’s rights are not protected and respected, and vice versa. The rule of law not only requires that legal processes, institutions and substantive norms are consistent with fundamental human rights, it is the implementation mechanism for them, turning them from a principle into a reality. The panel discussion “Working towards Gender Equality – Challenges, Role Models, International Cooperation” will explore the current backlash against the rights of women worldwide, touching upon a wide range of topics as they intersect with women’s lives. It connects past women rights pioneers with current endeavours of international cooperation to shape the future. The exhibition “Jewish Women Lawyers and Women Lawyers of Jewish Descent” explores the lives and experiences of 17 women in Germany before 1945. Adding a historical perspective on the intersection of anti-Semitic and sexist discrimination and persecution, it is the first time that the exhibition is presented in the United States.