CSW 60th Registration Update

CSW 60th Registration Update

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
CSW 60th Update for Australian CSOs

CSW 60th Update for Australian CSOs

  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
Update on Commission on the Status of Women  60th Session (March, 2016)

Update on Commission on the Status of Women 60th Session (March, 2016)

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Preparations Multi-Stakeholders Forum On 21 January 2016, UN Women will convene a forum to engage a range of stakeholders in the preparations for CSW60 at UN Headquarters in New York. More information Expert Group Meeting In preparation for the sixtieth session, UN Women convened an expert group meeting (EGM) on “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development” from 2 to 4 November 2015 in…Read more
Join us in a conversation on respect and the elimination of violence against women – 10th December, 2015

Join us in a conversation on respect and the elimination of violence against women – 10th December, 2015

Victorian College of Arts, Federation Hall ,  Thursday, 10th December, 2015 This interactive forum completes the 16 Days of Activism around gender violence by drawing together a diverse group of people to discuss the issues of respect and its links to gender based violence. Throughout the month of October, 297 students from Moreland City council area participated in building respectful relations workshops focussing on gender stereotypes and peer pressure and the role this has in both building respect, gender equality and its links to violence against women and girls. By using arts to…Read more
His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This short film is one of three from the That Inspires Respect project, an innovative education and arts project which brings youth into contact with the values of respect and tolerance that are required to ensure violence against women is eliminated from society for good. After a series of respect workshops by JERA International in high schools, a group of students, assisted by VCA Film graduates, co-wrote and acted in three short films that address gender respect from three uniquely creative points of view. The aim of the project is to drive a strong message…Read more