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NGO CSW Geneva / SDC Forum – Report now available

The NGO CSW Geneva with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organized a one-day Forum on

the Economic Empowerment of Women & Girls in a Sustainable Perspective

which took place on 10 October 2016, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XIX 

4 topics were addressed in 4 panels: 

  • Promoting gender equality through Government Procurement
  • Equal Pay between Men and Women
  • Women in Decision Making Positions
  • Addressing Unpaid Care Work

The report on this Forum is now available for Download

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Flashmob Dance: the video!

NGO CSW Geneva celebrated the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl by staging a flashmob dance outside the United Nations building in Geneva. Sponsored by the US Mission, United Nations Office of Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, this spirited event was an invitation to all actors to fully commit to investing in girls in order to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

 

 

International Day of the Girl 2016 – Invitation to a Flashmob Dance

flyer-idog-2016-final-1Dance with us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. With this spirited event, we mean to engage all actors and gain their full commitment to investing in girls. Celebrating girls worldwide on 11 October raises awareness that states and their partners must take meaningful actions towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

When? on Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 13:00 sharp

Where? on the Place des Nations in Geneva

Women in Power, a Guest Lecture by Torild Skard – 3 October 2016

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The International Alliance of Women & the World Council of Churches cordially invite you to a

Guest Lecture by TORILD SKARD
author of “Women in Power”

on Monday 3 October 2016, 18:00-20:00

at the Ecumenical Centre Visser’t Hooft Hall, 150 route de Ferney, Geneva

 

The lecture will be followed by a Panel of distinguished Panel on Women in top leadership and decision-making positions.

A reception is also organized at 17:30 with welcome words by Madame Esther Alder, Conseillère administrative de la Ville de Genève

This event is co-sponsored by the NGO CSW Geneva.

Download: Event flyer

 

International Conference to end FGM – From Goals to Action on FGM: Working Together to Bridge Gaps – on 10-11 May 2016

Flyer - FGM Conference IAC May 2016The NGO CSW Geneva is happy to support this 2 day conference organized on 10-11 May by one of its member the Inter-African Committee.

The conference is structured around the following:

  • Best practices against FGM
  • Legal frameworks, policies & action: Stock-taking & Gaps
  • Research, data and advocacy
  • Strengthening partnerships and stakeholder networking
  • Challenges to ending FGM incl. in diaspora:political, socio–economic and religious factors
  • Call to Action & Way forward

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29th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel-Dialogue event on Migration: Crises of Values and Governance – 24 June 2015

Co-organiszed by NGO CSW Geneva members Bangle and Dialogue, International Council of Jewish Women and Medical Care Development International, in partnership with Global Migration Associates and Rwanda Women Network:

Migration: Crises of Values and Governance
Human Rights, Social Cohesion, Women, Development…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12h to 13h30, Palais des Nations, room VIII

HRC 2015 Migrants panel  -Save the Date-150616update3A participatory event highlighting key synergies and mutual dependencies among human rights, international migration, advancement of women, equality now, and the development agendas

to stimulate dialogue, cooperation, and make common cause across intersecting concerns, constituencies and networks to shore up the rights-based approach to governance, to equality and non- discrimination, to migration, to advancement of all women, and to development.

Event Flyer for download

 

NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review – Final Report released

The final report of NGO Forum that the NGO CSW Geneva organized in November 2014 for the Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review is now available.

NGO_CSW_Geneva_Report_cover-212x300This report notably Includes

  • the Geneva NGO Declaration and Recommendation –  with French & Russian translations
  • All Plenary Sessions Short Reports
  • All 16 Interactive Roundtable Reports
  • the Lobby Session report
  • the complete list of Participants

See complete table of contents here

And download the full report here

More information on  the NGO Forum can also be found on its dedicated website http://beijing20.ngocsw-geneva.ch 

 

 

CSW59 – NGO CSW Geneva presents the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review and its Outcome Document at High Level Panel and at NGO Forum Consultation Day

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A High Level Panel on the Results of regional Beijing+20 meetings of the United Nations regional commissions took place at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) on Thursday 12 March at the United Nations in New York, where NGO CSW Geneva Vice-President, Valerie Bichelmeier could deliver an oral statement to present the November 2014 Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UNECE Review and its outcome document, the NGO Declaration and Recommendations.

See the webcast of main sessions, including this panel on www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/webcasts

For more information on CSW59 see www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw

NGO CSW Geneva member Simone Ovart (ZONTA) also intervened at the NGO Forum Consultation Day on 8 March. in the session Beijing+20 – Voices from the Regions as spokeswoman for the NGO CSW Geneva, bringing to the attention of all the work done by the NGO Forum in Geneva last November and disseminating its outcome document.

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More information on the NGO Forum and the Consultation Day on www.ngocsw.org

 

NGO CSW Geneva co-sponsors YLC CSW59 side-event on Human Rights & Migrant Women on 11 March 2014

The Young Leaders Caucus YLC is an organization of young people, mostly young women, that was born during the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review organized by the NGO CSW Geneva in November 2014.

Following up on substantive work done for the NGO Forum, YLC cordially invites you to a CSW59 Side-Event on

Human Rights and Migrant Women
on 11 March 10:30-12:00 at CCUN Chapel, New York

Speakers:

  • Alicia Arbid, Arab Women’s Solidarity Organization – Belgium, European Network of Migrant Women
  • Melissa Garcia Velez, New York State Youth Leadership Council
  • Dylan Terry, Young Leaders Caucus, Global Migration Policy Associates
  • Representative from DRUM tbc – South Asian Organizing Center

Moderator:: Jitka Markova, European Network of Migrant Women, Migrant Women’s Platform (UK)

Download: Event Flyer

 

Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 outcome document – Launch event on Friday 27 February 2015

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The Outcome document of the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional review, that took place on 3-5 November 2015 will launched on Friday 27 February.

This event is also an opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to all our sponsors, partners, supporters and all those who invested time and energy and contributed to the great success of the Geneva NGO Forum last November.

More information is available on the Forum website.

NGO CSW Geneva members deliver Joint Statement to UN Women Board Meeting on 17 June 2014

Paulette Senior speaks at UNOn 17 June, Paulette Senior, a representative from World YWCA delivered a joint Statement at the UN Women Board meeting in New York.

Co-signed by 22 members of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, the joint statement calls, among others, for additional support for UN Women and civil society groups working in the so-called “hard to reach communities”, as well as gender budgeting principles to be included in the resourcing frameworks of the new development agenda.

Download: NGO CSW Geneva Statement to UN Women Board (17 June 2014)

Human Rights Council 26th Session – NGO CSW Geneva jointly hosts an open caucus on Human Rights of Migrant / Displaced Women

HRC Open Caucus Migrant Women Flyer 13-6-14The NGO CSW Geneva & GMPA cordially invite  NGO  / Civil society to an open caucus on migrant/displaced women and their rights in context of the current session of the Human Rights Council.

  • Friday 13 June – 13:30-15:00
  • NGO Resource Center, Palais des Nations – Geneva
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  • Bring together advocates and activists addressing migrant women and their rights
  • Identify key policy and protection challenges facing migrant/displaced women
  • Facilitate collaboration for effective advocacy in defense of migrant women at HRC
  • Broaden discussion on migration and migrant women in Beijing +20 review

Speakers

  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, President, NGO CSW Geneva – Secretary General World YWCA
  • Patrick Taran, President, Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA)
  • Joyce Jett, MCDI/SCI, NGO CSW Co-Convener Interactive Roundtable

Download: Event flyer

New Advocacy Brief on Violence against Women – Female Genital Mutilation

Cover-advocacy-brief-FGMThe NGO CSW Geneva has launched a new Advocacy Briefs on Violence against Women, that focus on Female Genital Mutilation.

This new Advocacy Brief follows a first issue on Sexual Violence.

The advocacy Briefs series is an initiative from World YWCA, WWSF, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), and Inter African Committee (IAC).

 

 

Download: Advocacy Brief on FGM

Human Rights Council 25th Session: Women’s Rights Caucus on Child, Early and Forced Marriage on 6 March 2014

NGO CSW Geneva hosted a Women’s Rights Caucus during the UN Human Rights Council 25th Session that focussed on Child, Early and Forced Marriage.

Speakers:

  • Mirriam Michelo, survivor of child marriage, young woman from the YWCA of Zambia.
  • Adwoa Kufuor, Human Rights Officer at the Women’s Rights and Gender Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Facilitator: Marie-Claude Julsaint, Global Programme Manager for Violence against Women, World YWCA.

Download: Event Flyer

Special Diner with CEDAW member on 24 February 2014

A special diner, jointly organized by the World YWCA and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva, took place on 24 February 2014 at the Warwick Hotel, Geneva on

Universal Application of CEDAW and Beijing+20 Review 

Download: Invitation

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