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.

Upcoming YLYP Events

  1. YLYP Mentorship Program 2

    November 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  2. Pioneers in Skirts Film Screening and Discussion

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The YLYP Mentorship Program is back!

Mentorship sessions are 90 minute conversations with invited experts and 20 attendees on a first come, first serve basis. It will be an informal space to discuss different topics and experiences and network with other activists and experts in the field!

Session 1: Friday, 1 October 2021

Our first session will feature two of NGO CSW/NY's Executive Committee members, Terry Ince and Margaretha Jones. Read their bios on our website here.

Date: Friday, 1 October 2021

Time: 8:30 - 10am EDT

 

Session 2: Friday, 5 November 2021

Our second session will feature two of NGO CSW/NY's Executive Committee members, Gillian D'Souza Nazareth and Saphira Rameshfar. Read their bios on our website here.

Date: Friday, 5 November 2021

Time: 8:30 - 10am EDT

 

Please be aware that registration does not ensure you a spot in the session. The first 20 people to join the call will be admitted.

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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