In this issue
- NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Highlights
- NGO CSW Survey for CSW Working Methods
- Share Your Story: Beijing+25 Online Books
- Contribute: UN75 ‘We the Peoples’ Digital Consultation
- NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee Elections
- Recording: April Monthly Meeting
- Save the Date: May Monthly Meeting
- Civil Society Gender Equality Stories
- NGO CSW/NY Calendar of Events
NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Highlights
Chair’s NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Reflection
We did it! Despite pushbacks, despite a pandemic, and despite all obstacles including global time zones, languages, and tech issues, our first ever virtual NGO CSW Forum was a success! Over 27,000 advocates joined the 700+ events during the Forum, making it one of the largest gatherings of the women’s movement and feminist civil society. Read the full reflection here.
NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Compilation Video
Watch this ten-minute compilation video that recaps the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum for a quick snapshot of the two-week Forum!
NGO CSW/NY Exhibit Booth Event Recordings
If you missed any of the NGO CSW/NY Exhibit Booth events or want to watch them again, the recordings are available on our Youtube channel.
Accessing the virtual platform post-Forum
The virtual platform will be accessible for a year after the end of the Forum. This means you’ll be able to continue to network with other attendees and watch any available recordings of events!
Stay connected and speak out until next year’s Forum!
Keep the spirit of CSW65 alive and shout your vision for a better post-pandemic future in a safe, supportive online community. Join World Pulse, an NGO CSW/NY storytelling and online community partner. When you join and post your story on World Pulse, you’ll be eligible for new opportunities, awards, and honorariums. Start connecting today: worldpulse.com/her-story-makes-history.
NGO CSW Survey for CSW Working Methods
Were you satisfied with the CSW65 Agreed Conclusions? Do you think the CSW working methods need to be changed? Help us as we campaign for a more inclusive and effective CSW process!
The first step is to fill out this survey. Your responses and feedback will provide essential data to support our demands for more effective CSW working methods.
The deadline to fill out the survey is Tuesday, 18 May at 12 noon EDT.
Share Your Story: Beijing+25 Online Books
My Memories and Messages for the Next Generation
Were you at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995? If you were there—you are invited to contribute to My Memories and Messages for the Next Generation. This is an historic online book with stories, videos, and photos of your experiences at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. Share your story here. Download the flyer.
My Issues, Hopes, and Dreams
Young women in the arts are invited to contribute a story, a poem, a song, or other multimedia to the book, responding to a “critical area of concern.” Please click here to share your story. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2021. Download the flyer.
UN75 ‘We the Peoples’ Digital Consultation
Last year, the UN Secretary-General began a consultation called ‘We the Peoples’ during UN75 to generate bold proposals to strengthen international cooperation. As activists and experts in gender equality and women’s empowerment, you are invited to contribute your ideas on how to implement the commitments made in the Declaration adopted by the General Assembly to mark the UN’s 75th anniversary.
The Secretary-General will report back to member states by September 2021 with recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges. The ’We the Peoples’ digital consultation is part of this effort. Your inputs will be important.
Let us take advantage of this new virtual space. The deadline to submit your ideas is 21 May 2021. If you have any questions about the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full letter here.
NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee Elections
During our June Monthly Meeting, we’ll be holding NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee elections. Read more information on election procedures and the nomination slate.
Be sure to join our May Monthly Meeting to learn more!
Recording: April Monthly Meeting
Thank you to everyone who joined our April Monthly Meeting on
the intersection of climate change, gender and migration. View the program with more information and speakers’ bios.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording on Youtube now.
Download the accompanying presentations for the following panelists:
Resources shared during the meeting:
- A Glance at the Global Compact for Migration (GCM)
- Global Compact for Migration (GCM) full text
- International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) Modalities Resolution
- IMRF Civil Society Priorities Webinar Series
- NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Feedback Survey (deadline: 30 April)
Save the Date: May Monthly Meeting
Join us for our May Monthly Meeting about racial justice and gender.
At the beginning of the meeting, we will discuss the NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee elections taking place in June.
Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021
Time: 1 – 3pm EDT Find your timezone here.
Share Your Gender Equality Story
Everyday around the world, civil society takes action for gender equality. Stories of positive impact provide hope for the future. In a world where COVID-19 has exacerbated existing gender inequality, recovery must be a gender-responsive. This is why the United Nations now calls for civil society organizations to share your Stories on Gender Equality. UN Department of Global Communications will highlight the achievements of civil society on gender equality through social media posts and on our website. We know your actions will inspire others. Working together, we can make a difference.
NGO CSW/NY Calendar of Events
Visit our website to see all of our upcoming events and meetings!