Woman of Distinction Award

Press Release

NGO CSW/NY Announces 2017 NGO CSW61 Forum and the Woman of the Year Distinction Awardee

Mabel Bianco

(March 6, 2017) – New York, NY – The NGO Committee on the Status of Women is proud to announce Dr. Mabel Bianco, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the 2017 Woman of Distinction Awardee. Dr. Bianco will be the keynote speaker during NGO CSW61 Forum Consultation Day, held March 12, 2017 at Hunter College, Kaye Playhouse and a Reception, held March 14, 2017 at Kimmel Center, New York University.

Dr. Mabel Bianco is a crusader for women’s rights in Latin America and the world. She has implemented policies to save women’s lives, particularly regarding breast cancer, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive rights. Her work has built a stronger feminist movement in Latin America. Bianco’s work is cross-sectional, spanning medicine, public health, policy formation, feminist network building, and UN gender reform. NGO CSW/NY is proud to name Dr. Mabel Bianco as our Woman of Distinction for CSW61.

About NGO CSW61 Forum and the Woman of Distinction Award

The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) turns the focus of the United Nations to Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. At the same time, civil society is given the opportunity to participate in the NGO CSW Forum, organized by NGO CSW/NY. Parallel to the UN activities, the NGO CSW Forum gives activists from around the world the opportunity to discuss the theme, network, share strategies/good practices, and lobby governments to implement resolutions and treaties. This annual award is given to a woman in recognition of their leadership in the struggle for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

About the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY), is a coalition of more than 350 non governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals that support the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women. NGO CSW/NY is an untiring advocate with Member States for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the globe in support of the work of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and UN Women. NGO CSW/NY supports the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Security Resolution 1325, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.