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We are Proud to Announce our Schedule of Parallel Events for the Upcoming 61st Commission on the Status of Women! 


The upcoming sixty-first Commission on the Status of Women welcomes the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. The Working Group on Girls, a coalition of over 70 different NGOs, invites you to join our sponsored events for the upcoming CSW61! We will be sending daily updates and reminders throughout the session,  join us at CSW61!

March 13th

Working Group on Girls 

Girls Statement Writing (Ages 18 and below)

9:00am-12:00pm | Salvation Army Basement 

Girl Scouts of the USA

Fostering Girls’ Leadership Development through STEM Economies

10:30am -12pm | Salvation Army Auditorium

Girls Against Violence

 How Economic Empowerment Helps Girls Subjected to Gender-Based Violence

12:30pm-2:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium

March 14th

The Grail

Poverty Ends with Us: Our agenda for 2030

10:30am-12:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium

Salvation Army 

Partnership of the International Salvation Army with the Anglican Alliance in Response to Human Trafficking Around the World  

12:30pm-2:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium

March 15th

Girls Learn International and Feminist Majority Foundation

Girls Teaching Human Rights 

12:30pm-2:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium

Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army Initiatives Around the World to Empower People and Especially Women through Economic Means

2:30pm-4:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium 

March 16th

Girls Learn International and Feminist Majority Foundation

Girls Economic and Political Empowerment 

10:30am-12:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium 


It Starts with Safety: Adding Girls to the Global Agenda

2:30pm-4:00pm | 11th Floor CCUN Hardin Room 

March 18th

Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women Association 

Refugee Women’s Economic Empowerment through Quality Education in the United States

8:30am | Church Center 

March 21st


 Youth Action to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation 

2:30pm-4:00pm | Salvation Army Auditorium 

March 22nd

Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women Association 

Challenges and Opportunities for Migrant Women’s Economic Empowerment 

12:30pm-2:00pm | Church Center 8th Floor 

We look forward to seeing you there!

In the meantime, in preparation for CSW, please refer to our Resources Tab to access:

  • WGG Statement for CSW61
  • WGG Recommendations for the CSW61 Zero Draft
  • CSW61 Outcome Document Compilation
  • 2017 Action for Girls Document

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Premiere of Girl Connected!


The Working Group on Girls is proud to sponsor Girl Connected, a new documentary film, produced by ITVS for Women and Girls Leads GlobalGirl Connected tells the story of five girls from around the globe and their journey towards breaking down barriers and becoming a force of change in their communities.
The WGG in partnership with ITVS, enthusiastically invites fellow members and beyond to RSVP to the premiere on March 6th through the following link! This exclusive premiere event will feature special guests and compelling film clips that show how media and storytelling can drive positive social change for women and girls.

CSW61 Youth Forum!



The Working Group on Girls is enthusiastic to once again be hosting the Teen Orientation with over 200 Girl Delegates for the CSW61 Youth Forum.

The CSW61 Teen Orientation is a great opportunity to allow our youth to connect and interact with UN Women and beyond at a pivotal age. The program strives to inspire and instigate our youth and to assure that our delegates feel empowered, connected, and knowledgeable throughout the 61st Commission on the Status on Women. 

The event will take place on March 12th, 2017 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the United Nations Headquarters.

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The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! The HLPF will be held this year on July 10th through 19th, addressing the theme “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World”.  This year’s meeting will highlight six major SDGs, where 40 Member States are presenting Voluntary National Reviews. The Working Group on Girls is proud to encourage the theme of Girls to this evolving platform. Take a look at the slideshow linked below to learn more about the HLPF, who is involved, and its action plans!

High Level Political Forum Jan 2017

For even more information on the event, please visit their website!


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Get your own IDG t-shirt!

IDG Girls 2015International Day of the Girl 2015 was amazing! Celebrate all year round with your very own #IDG2015 t-shirt, which was worn by our Girl Performers as part of the #GirlsTakeOver at the United Nations!

Click here to purchase your own IDG 2015 t-shirt for $25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA only). Orders due by November 6th and shirts will ship the week of November 13th.IDG Shirt Back 2015

IDG 2015 shirts are available in sizes adult S – XL; every shirt is black with neon blue logo design.

Get your shirt TODAY!





Sustainable Development GIRLS!

Girls are integral to successful and sustainable development. So, WGG asked girls what change they want to see in their communities. Here is what they had to say about the Sustainable Development Goals:

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