BEIJING+25: NGO PARTICIPATION

Cheat Sheet: Feminist and Women’s Action Plan

The Feminist and Women’s Action Plan, developed by experienced civil society activists and experts, will leverage the power of global consensus and new alliances by utilizing the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW and the SDGs, along with other international treaties, human rights mechanisms and international commitments like ICPD, New Urban Agenda, UNSC Resolution 1325, the Paris Climate Accord and others.

The process is open, welcoming, inclusive of the wide diversity of the feminist and women’s movements, creative action-oriented, brave and safe.

For more detailed information about the Feminist and Women’s Action Plan including challenges, steps, and suggested outcomes, click here.

As the civil society Beijing+25 movement grew, it became clear that we needed to organize themes in order to address issues and achieve the Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan.

The six cross-cutting themes are:

  1. Inclusive development, share prosperity, and decent work
  2. Poverty eradication, social protection and social services
  3. Freedom from violence, stigma and stereotypes
  4. Participation, accountability and gender-responsive institutions
  5. Peaceful and inclusive societies
  6. Environmental conservation, protection and rehabilitation

Register for one or more Thematic Working Groups!

On 4 November, we had the kick-off virtual conference for the Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan. You can listen to the recordings of each speaker and follow along via the accompanying Powerpoint.

First, everyone should familiarize themselves with the existing documents and treaties that we can use to make claims for accountability. Review the Guidance Framework Resource Kit.

We will soon start online DIALOGUES about the 6 thematic areas.  Please DISCOVER, read, and study in preparation for action.

Feminist and Women’s Action Plan

REGISTER NOW FOR THE FEMINIST AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENT ACTION PLAN VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Poverty eradication, social protection and social services

January 21- 10:00 am EST

The Beijing Platform for Action critical areas of concern: Women and poverty, Education and training of women, Women and health, Human rights, and the Girl-child.

The program includes presentations by feminist activists, break-out groups, polling and a raffle for a WEDO Fierce Feminist t-shirt.

Register here!

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You can also register for the other conferences:

  1.  February 4 -3:00 pm EST Freedom from violence, stigma and stereotypes (Critical Areas of concern: Violence against women, Women and the media, Human rights of Women, the Girl child, and Women and health + CEDAW + SDG targets) Register here!
  2. February 18 -10:00 am EST Participation, accountability and gender-responsive institutions (Critical areas of concern: Women in power and decision-making, Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, Women and the media, Human rights of women, the Girl child, and Women and health + CEDAW + SDG targets) Register here!
  3.  February 25 -3:00 pm EST Peaceful and inclusive societies (Critical areas of concern: Women and armed conflict, Human rights of women, the Girl child, and Women and health + CEDAW + SDG targets) Register here!
  4. March 3 -10:00 am EST  Environmental conservation, protection and rehabilitation (Critical Areas of concern: Women and the environment, Human rights of Women, the Girl child, and Women and health + CEDAW + SDG targets) Register here!

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NGO GUIDANCE FOR NATIONAL PARALLEL REPORTS

NGO CSW/NY is working hard to make sure that NGOs will be ready for Beijing + 25. NGOs need an independent, collective voice to critically examine progress, look at challenges, and make recommendations on how their countries have implemented the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). A team of experts have compiled the NGO Guidance for Parallel Reports to assess the progress or lack thereof in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in their countries. The purpose of these NGO guidelines is to give NGOs a common template to prepare country reports, but everyone should feel free to change it to their own contexts. Please send us your Parallel Reports at info@ngocsw.org.

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