TODAY is the last day to apply to sell your goods at the Virtual Artisan Fair
The 2021 Artisan Fair is going virtual, opening its doors to both artisans and attendees from around the world. Apply to sell your goods by 1 February 2021.
Young Feminist $5,000 Awards
In collaboration with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals is delighted to make available five $5,000 grant awards to youth leaders and young professionals who have a project or an idea to advance gender equality in their region. Read more.
Virtual Platform Tutorial Video Series Need a quick tutorial on how to use the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum platform? Watch these videos for short overviews of the different ways to utilize the online platform.
Become an Exhibitor Apply to host an exhibit booth on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum platform. Leading up to the Forum, Advocates will be able to visit your booth, learn about your organization, and request more information. During the Forum, you will be able to have representatives at your booth available to virtually meet and greet visitors to your booth.
Purchase a Handbook Ad Purchase a Handbook Ad and be featured on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum platform! Your organization’s logo will be displayed under the “Handbook Ads” tab on the homepage of the platform. Your logo will link to your organization page where your advertisement will appear. The advertisement will also be included in the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Handbook.
Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW65
Join our growing network of young people working for gender equality, get to know one another, learn what is happening around the world and how to navigate the UN system! See the Youth Preparation Series schedule below:
Register for the next event in the series, Youth Activist Space: Effective Advocacy in International Fora now! Learn how to make your interventions impactful; how to land and conduct an effective advocacy meeting with policy-makers; how to integrate youth within CSW processes; how to use social media to your advantage and push your message; and strategize on next steps after CSW.
Recording: Virtual Platform Training for Parallel Event Organizers
Are you organizing one of the 640+ Parallel Events for the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum? Not sure how to best utilize our virtual platform for your event? Watch the training session specifically for Parallel Event organizers! We’ll be going over how to utilize the platform to host your event, as well as how to promote your event and organization, and engage with Advocates and attendees. Review the FAQs for Parallel Event organizers.
Recording: Voices of Today and Tomorrow: A NASRIN Film Discussion Event
Girl Rising, Women Have Wings, and NGO Committee on the Status of Women NY hosted a special event with NASRIN Producer Marcia Ross, Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery, along with young human rights activists who are inspired by NASRIN’s story. NASRIN, an award-winning documentary narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Coleman and with music by Tony Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, tells the story of Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer who has bravely led ongoing battles for the rights of women, children and minorities. To watch the trailer, click here. To purchase the film, click here.
The Girl Rising Film Discussion event explores the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds, and to create lasting change in our world. Our special panel brings together the voices of a new generation of activists – Selin Ozunadim of Turkey and Maya Angulo of the US – to share how the story of Nasrin fuels their fight for human rights.
Recording: 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
The symposium was organized by faith-based organizations in partnership with the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development. The year’s theme was, “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.”
Recording: Cross-Sectoral Approaches to Gender-Based Violence: Art, Activism, Research
Watch the recording of this interdisciplinary conversation between researchers, artists, and activists about approaches to ending gender-based violence (GBV), and the increase in GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by Mailman School of Public Health’s Global Health Justice and Governance Program and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School.
For upcoming events in the series, Innovations for Advancing Women’s Rights: Beijing +25 and Beyond, and to watch past events, click here.
Event: Civil Society Forum During CSocD59
The NGO Committee for Social Development follows and echoes the work of the UN Commission for Social Development, amplifying the many voices that are left behind and highlighting local examples of resilience, solidarity and hope moving forward communities in spite of the systemic obstacles they face everyday. Click here to read and sign the Civil Society Declaration.
For the first time ever, the NGO Committee will hold a 5-days Virtual Civil Society Forum (CSF 2021) with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and UN DESA. The CSF 2021 will include an all virtual Orientation and Networking event, three Thematic Sessions and a Closing Session. Please register separately for each event: Civil Society Forum 2021.
Survey on Migrant & Refugee Victims of Xenophobia and Intolerance in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
To assess the impact COVID-19 has had on the migrant population in relation to xenophobia and social exclusion, the NGO Committee on Migration is circulating a survey, seeking replies from NGOs, academia, civil society institutions and United Nations entities in order to obtain as comprehensive data as possible on this essential grassroots work.
Please disseminate this survey to your networks. Such surveys have helped the UN move from a prime focus on policy to one that supports grassroots initiatives with a focus on leaving no one behind. The deadline to fill out the survey is 12 February 2021.
Join our February Monthly Meeting, Climate Crisis and Climate Action by and for Women!
Climate change presents an unprecedented threat to economies and societies around the world.
The climate crisis burdens all of humanity, but not equally. The world’s poor, the majority of whom are women, are disproportionately affected. To advance workable and equitable solutions on the local, national, and global level, women must continue to serve as change agents – agents of mitigation, adaptation, and prevention of the most serious consequences of climate change.
Our Monthly meeting will examine the international situation and map a few examples of solutions that have proven to be successful.