YOUTH LEADERS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

MISSION

To amplify the voices of youth leaders and young professionals, providing a platform for their perspectives on gender equality and channels for their advocacy at the United Nations. To convene young people to consult and contribute to the advancement of the international feminist movement.

VISION

We envision bridging the intergenerational gap in the global feminist movement and empowering young people to flourish as leaders and decision makers across all sectors, for a more gender equitable world.

WHAT DO YLYP MEMBERS DO?

  • Co-create events, spaces for consultation, learning and advocacy, both in person and online
  • Channel their voices to influence deliberations at the United Nations and other activities related to gender equality
  • Connect with youth advocates and professionals around the world
  • Contribute innovative ideas to the work of NGO CSW/NY, including our Consultation Day and annual NGO CSW Forum
  • Take the mission of NGO CSW/NY out to a wider audience

BENEFITS OF BEING A YLYP:

  • Have access to a diverse group of dynamic and influential people with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences
  • Receive email updates about events, campaigns, lectures, and professional development activities around women's human rights
  • Have formal affiliation with NGO CSW/NY

WHO ARE YLYP's?

Young people aged 18-40 with an interest in advancing global women’s human rights and gender equality.

You can become an official Young Leader and Young Professional member for $25 annually.

Every Wednesday from 12-2pm ET leading up to the NGO CSW66 Forum, join the YLYPs for our Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW66. The first three events of the series are now available for registration. More events and information will be provided closer to the Forum. Click the title of each event to register.

19 January | Youth Activist Space: Collective Power Open Mic

26 January | Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (Recording available)

2 February | UN Advocacy Training (Recording available)

 

9 February | Mentorship Meet & Greet

 

16 February | Economic Empowerment for Women in the Workplace

 

23 March | Male Allyship in the Feminist Movement

 

2 March | Anti-Racism

 

9 March | Elevator Pitch Workshop

Global Mentors for Youth Leaders

With our global mentorship program, our vision is to continue to facilitate the friendship, support and mentorship between generations of gender equality activists. We hope to encourage a mutually supportive learning relationship with youth and experienced advocates and foster an ongoing conversation where together we can create a community and inclusive culture that facilitates the emergence of a strong intergenerational movement of activists for gender equality.

For NGO CSW66, the YLYPs will be hosting two meet-and-greet events for the YLYP community to connect with our Global Mentors. The first will happen in the lead up to CSW66 as part of our Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW66. The second will take place during the second week of CSW66. We hope these events can be the start of new meaningful mentorships and relationships between activists of all ages and experiences!

See the list of our Global Mentors for Youth Leaders and learn more about them. Each mentor is committed to gender equality with experience in civil society advocacy at the United Nations, particularly for CSW.

Event 1:

Mentorship Meet & Greet

Join this informal meet and greet session to connect with selected YLYP Mentors. We hope this event can be the start of new meaningful mentorships and relationships between activists of all ages and experiences!

Date: 9 February 2022
Time: 12 - 2pm EST

Event 2:

Global Mentors Networking Session

During the second week of CSW66, join our Global Mentors for an informal networking session. Discuss your work, CSW processes, and make connections!

Date: 23 March 2022
Time: 12 - 1pm EDT

Regsister here.

In collaboration with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals are thrilled to announce the five winners of the NGO CSW65 $5,000 Young Feminist Awards! These youth-led, transformative projects and organizations were chosen from over 900 submissions. Because we received so many amazing submissions, we'd also like to highlight the 20 runner-ups as well.

Scroll to meet the winners of the Young Feminist Awards!

To prepare young people and youth gender equality activists for CSW65, the NGO CSW/NY Youth Leaders & Young Professionals hosted an event series featuring virtual spaces for youth to share their voices, experiences, and visions, as well as different trainings and skills workshops.

See the full schedule of events and watch the recordings here!

Have access to a diverse group of dynamic and influential people with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Receive email updates about events, campaigns, lectures, and professional development activities around women’s human rights.

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