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Commission on the Status of Women

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International Development Secretary Justine Greening's reaction to the agreed conclusions from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Following the agreed conclusions from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), International Development Secretary Justine Greening welcomed the promising outcome, saying:

“I’m delighted that the CSW has reached an agreement after last year’s shocking result. It sends a clear and unified message to the world that there is no place in any society for acts of violence against girls and women. Britain has never stood on the sidelines when it comes to women’s rights and we must now use this momentum to help push for international action on preventing and eliminating these appalling crimes”

In this podcast, DFID’s Policy Officer Sally Duncan reports from the Commission in New York, interviewing participants and capturing the moment when the landmark agreement was secured.