Updates on CSW 1,330 organizations have registered for CSW60 and 8,206 representatives (8,400 last year). Oral interventions: There are 3 interactive panels. Go to CSW website for information about NGO participation and sign up forms. Preference given to interventions on behalf of a caucus or group of NGOs and also speaking to the priority theme or review theme. Many fewer people have signed up for oral interventions than oral statements. IMPORTANT FOR NGOS TO SIGN UP, particularly for review theme on eliminating and preventing violence against women. May sign up for both oral…Read more
Australian Civil Society Representatives Please note the following information in relation to CSW60 Meet and Greet with Australian Civil Society Representatives The Australian Government will be hosting a meet & greet event from 6.30pm – 7.30pm Sunday 13 March 2016 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel. This is an opportunity to network with other civil society representatives on the ground in New York before official CSW proceedings kick off. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Daily briefing sessions The Australian Government will be hosting daily briefing sessions for…Read more
Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok from 14 to 16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability regarding the commitments made almost 20 years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls, and to realise our aspiration for a region that is defined by development, economic, social, gender and environmental justice. The BPFA draws its mandate and inspiration from earlier global agreements, such as: the Convention on the…Read more
JERA International is currently undertaking the B20 Review. If you wish to participate please complete the following survey by clicking the link below! Survey: http://esurv.org/?u=Beijing20 Beijing +20 Review Fact Sheet 2015 marks the fourth review of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPAF) and the twentieth year of its existence as a major blueprint to advance women’s rights. The Beijing Platform for Action (1995) is a landmark agreement that identifies a range of actions governments, the United Nations and civil society groups should take to advance women’s human rights and make gender equality a reality.…Read more
The GEAR campaign is pleased that the General Assembly expressed strong and unanimous support in adopting a resolution today that will enable the creation of the new gender equality entity to be headed by a new Under Secretary-General (USG).