Kick-off of the CSP Working Group on Women and Gender Realitites in the OSCE Region
The kick-off meeting of the CSP Working Group on Women and Gender Realitites in the OSCE Region took place in Vienna on June 11, 2017. Below is a short summary of the meeting's outcomes.
On the photo (from left to right): Olena Uvarova/Ukraine, Heidi Meinzolt/Germany, Anki Wetterhall/Sweden, Tolekan Ismailova/Kirgistan, Julia Karachvili/Georgia
The main areas of work:
- Multiple discrimination - as a set of patriarchal structures. This is not meant as primarly talking on women as victims but as awarness raising for women’s empowerment as agents of change!
- Contextualisation of migration, women migrants and their specific vulnerability and needs, IDPs, with a focus not only on humantitarian activism but also as political intervention
- Economic empowerment, beyond free market principles and service provision, re-evaluation of care work and economic independence to enable also for political participation
The WG will invest in awarness raising and training within the OSCE, the CSP and their members and representated organisations – «Women’s rights as Human rights»
The WG will provide space for exchange and story telling in a sensitive way and take up cases
The WG will be happy to work closely with the OSCE Gender Unit as well as present and future OSCE Chairmenships, especially Austria, Italy and Slovakia