From March 6 to 8, 2023, the Minister for Equality between Women and Men, Taina Bofferding, attended the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
The CSW is the annual meeting for political actors to discuss the situation and the evolution of women’s rights and equality in the world.
This year, the priority theme is digital equality. Taina Bofferding consulted with her counterparts in the European Union on the fight against the new forms of gender-based violence that digitization risks proliferating.
The major challenge of the transition to the digital age is to make digital an opportunity for everyone. “Ensuring a place for women in innovation and technological change is not only a matter of fairness and equality, but also a necessity for employment and economic growth”, Taina Bofferding said in her speech before the CSW General Assembly.
The Luxembourg minister also participated in a round table on good practices to overcome obstacles and reduce the economic divide between the sexes.
Taina Bofferding appealed to “equip women and girls with the necessary skills and prevent gender stereotypes from reproducing in the digital field and to fight against algorithmic discrimination”.
Taina Bofferding was received by the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women Anita Bhatia for an exchange on the work in progress and the respective challenges in terms of equality and women’s rights.
In this context, Anita Bhatia thanked Luxembourg for the long-standing cooperation in favor of the respect of the rights of all women, which was reinforced in 2022 thanks to the signing of the first framework agreement with UN Women.