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1946 - The Birth of the Commission on the Status of Women

On 21 June 1946, the Sub-Commission formally became the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a full- fledged Commission dedicated to ensuring women’s equality and to promoting women’s rights.


In this picture (original caption):

As a finale to their last meeting at Hunter College, the Sub-commission on the Status of Women hold a press conference in the delegates lounge of the gym building. From left to right are: Miss Angela Jurdak, Lebanon; Miss Fryderyka Kalinowski, Poland; Mrs. Bodgil Begtrup. Denmark and Chairman of the committee; Miss Minerva Bernardino, Dominican Republic; and Mrs. Hansa Mehta, India.


Photo Date: May 14th, 1946


Photo Credit: UN Photo


Photo Number (NICA): 224320

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Taken on May 14, 1946