In this issue
- Event: UNGA High-Level Meeting on Beijing+25
- 1325 Chapter: Thank You UN Online Book
- Event: Feminist Movements & the Beijing Vision: Organising, Resisting, Advocating
- Advocacy Resource to Engage Governments & Private Sector in GEF
- Feminist & Women’s Movement Action Plan Updates
- Advisory Working Group Updates
- Share your or your organization’s work for Beijing+25
- NGO Parallel Reports
- Stay Informed on the Generation Equality Campaign
- More Resources
Event: UNGA High-Level Meeting on Beijing+25
When: 1 October 2020 | 9:00am – 7:00pm EDT
NGO CSW/NY suggests all of you to follow live and engage through social media. Let governments know what we expect of them and how we will hold them accountable. And, let’s also celebrate those who make strong commitments.
Under the theme, “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls“, this high-level meeting of the General Assembly aims to demonstrate the political will and leadership that will bring about the transformative change needed to address root causes, structural barriers, discriminatory practices and social norms that underpin discrimination and inequality. The event will also showcase concrete actions, plans and commitments to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by 2030, including in support of the role of civil society organizations and youth. Read more here.
1325 Online Book Chapter
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is coordinating the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (women, peace and security) chapter in the Thank You UN Book! All contributions must be submitted by October 12, 2020.
The UN2020 Campaign and the Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan for Beijing + 25 recognize in this anniversary year the importance of reinforcing and strengthening UN institutions, norms and processes, while increasing its accountability and accessibility to civil society. See the Thank You UN Book here.
To contribute to the chapter, submit your content (written, audio, video or artistic) here: https://forms.gle/tjpy8YsEJUMPDHpz6
Event: Feminist Movements and the Beijing Vision: Organising, Resisting, Advocating
To coincide with the United Nations’ 75th General Assembly, and High-level meeting on the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Womankind Worldwide in collaboration with AWID, Urgent Action Fund-Africa, CIVICUS and Gender and Development Network are launching our new report: ‘Feminist Movements and the Beijing Vision: Organising, Resisting, Advocating’.
Attend the launch of the report on Wednesday the 30 September at 1pm BST. The discussion will include breakout groups and Activists working at different levels of the women’s movement reflecting upon the gains that have been over 25 years. View the flyer for the event.
Women Deliver’s Advocacy Resource to Engage Governments & Private Sector in Generation Equality for UNGA75
Women Deliver’s action-based toolkit for engaging governments and the private sector in Generation Equality has launched this week. It urges governments to make bigger, bolder contributions as part of Generation Equality. The resource is available in English, Spanish and French.
In 1995, 189 countries signed onto the Beijing Platform for Action at the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women. This policy document, combined with the legally-binding women’s human rights treaty CEDAW and the Sustainable Development Goal targets are the blueprint to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. How can we hold governments accountable for the BPfA? How does the UN Fourth World Conference on Women speak to the young generation today? What are our demands for the future of the BPfA? Can this legacy help us to address the crises of our times, related to racial and gender inequality, unsustainable development, and threats to peace? If so, how can we take action at the Generation Equality Forum (2021) and CSW65?
In this 4-part virtual event, we will deep dive into these questions. Through personal stories, we will engage an inter-generational dialogue centered around the three themes of the Decade for Women: “Equality”, “Development”, and “Peace”.
Watch the recording of the first event, How the Beijing Women’s Conference Speaks to Us Today: EQUALITY now!
Advisory Working Group Updates
The Advisory Working Group will meet once a month on the last Tuesday of the month alternating between 11AM and 4PM EST.
The next Advisory Working Group meeting will be on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 4pm EST.
For the full schedule of meetings, visit our website.
If you would like to join the Advisory Working Group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share your or your organization’s work for Beijing+25!
NGO Parallel Reports
Thank you to those who have sent us your National Parallel Reports in preparation for Beijing+25!
For more information about the Parallel Reports and a list of reports we have received thus far, click here.Please send all reports to email@example.com.
Stay informed on the Generation Equality Campaign
Subscribe to UN Women’s email list to stay informed on the Generation Equality Campaign.
Young Feminist Hub for Beijing+25/GEF
NGO CSW/NY’s Civil Society Deck for Beijing+25/Generation Equality
Generation Equality Forum website
Civil Society Advisory Group to the Core Group
Advisory Working Group
Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan