The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established in 1946 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a global policy making body. Each year, the CSW meets to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. The commission has fought for more inclusive, gender sensitive language, compiled key information on the political and legal status of women worldwide, and putting women on the global agenda. It continues to be a key player in promoting women’s rights and advancing gender equality. To learn more about the CSW, click here.