Welcome to the March edition of our monthly newsletter!
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place this month in New York. This year’s priority theme is Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The conclusions presented by the CSW 63 Bureau call for greater gender sensitive policy coherence across sectors and the recognition of unpaid and care work.

SPIAC-B's joint statement to the CSW, 
Social protection to promote gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment, echoes this sentiment, calling for concrete actions and investment in financing gender-responsive social protection systems. This month’s newsletter brings together relevant content in this pursuit. 
Upcoming Webinar
New evidence on the effectiveness of targeting
Development Pathways | The Church of Sweden 

14 March

11:00 - 13:00 GMT

Register now
Past Webinars
Exploring policy measures to address the disempowering effects of social assistance schemes on women
by Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia (11 March 2019)

Weekly Social Protection Links: February and March 1/4
by Ugo Gentilini
Absence of social protection leaves older women weak, defenceless
(8 March 2019)

Over 1,300 women involved in self-employment program in Azerbaijan
(7 March 2019)

UNAIDS calls for greater action to protect young women and adolescent girls
(7 March 2019)
Featured Online Community
Connect with 102 fellow members of the Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Online Community, administered by the IPC-IG and the FAO, and start sharing content, access the latest publications on the topic, and engage in discussions!
Upcoming Events
World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion
20 March (Geneva, Switzerland)
Second High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA +40)
20 - 22 March (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women 
11 - 22 March (New York, United States)
UN Women
Child Protection Officer (Gender) | Apply until 20 March
Mexico City, Mexico
Team Leader, Expert in Social Protection | Apply until 14 March