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From 2 March - 13 March 2009, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meets in New York. Jane Gabriel and openDemocracy guest bloggers report from New York with tales and testimonies from a UN meeting which should place women at the forefront of the global debate. 2009's priority theme was "The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS".

See also our coverage of the Commission meeting in 2008 and 2007.

We would like to thank our 5050 intern, Kadie Armstrong, for publishing the blog. Thanks also to Alice Welbourn of the Sophia Forum and Tyler Crone of the Athena Network for their help in bringing new authors to our attention during the UN CSW.

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