In 2022, the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) will take place from 14-25 March. Registration to the CSW for ECOSOC-accredited NGOs will open in October.
Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes
Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session)
We will send all relevant updates about the CSW to our mailing list as they develop, so make sure you’re subscribed to our listserv!
For the most up-to-date information on the CSW, visit UN Women’s website. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NGO CSW66 Forum: The NGO CSW66 Forum, which will run parallel to the CSW66 session, will take place from 13-25 March, kicking off with Consultation Day on the 13th. The NGO CSW66 Forum will be virtual.
Registration will open in the coming months. The Forum is totally open to the public, regardless of ECOSOC-accreditation status.
For more information about the NGO CSW66 Forum and past Forums, visit our website and subscribe to our mailing list so you don’t miss anything!
Celebrating NGO CSW/NY’s 50th Anniversary
2022 is NGO CSW/NY’s 50th anniversary year! Keep an eye out for exciting events, projects, and campaigns to celebrate this special year!
The report on last year’s NGO CSW Forum is now available!
The first-ever virtual NGO CSW Forum in March 2021 was definitely a success! We were able to galvanize the most participants and host the most events ever.
While there were some challenges, we were able to learn from these experiences, and they will ultimately make next year’s Forum even better. Read the report to learn about the different aspects of the Forum, the planning process, and how we can improve future Forums.
Join us for our September Monthly Meeting! We’ll be having a panel discussion addressing climate change, gender, and COVID-19. At the beginning of the meeting, our Chair will provide updates on NGO CSW/NY and the NGO CSW66 Forum.
Statement: Afghan Women Should be Provided with Platforms to Lead the Country
Read the statement by our youngest Women of Distinction awardee, Gharsanay IbnulAmeen Amin, who reflects on the situation in Afghanistan, its effect on Afghan women and girls, and suggestions for action.
In mid-August 2021, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka completed her second and last term as Executive Director of UN Women after eight years at the helm of the organization. Colleagues, associates, partners and friends, including NGO CSW/NY’s Chair, shared tributes from around the world, celebrating a champion for women and girls and wishing her well in her next chapter.
Watch the tribute to Phumzile’s leadership below.
Updates from the NGO CSWs in the Regions
NGO CSW Africa
GenEgaliteECCAS Post-GEF Paris Cross-Border Solidarity Meeting:
While heads of states are attending the UNGA76, back in francophone Africa, some 20 action coalition leaders and commitment makers from the CEMAC countries will convene in Chad for a cross-border Advocacy and Feminist Alliance Building in delivering the generation equality action coalitions. An action led by Women for a Change, together with GenEgaliteECCAS.
Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council – “Call for immediate action to protect human rights and dignity in Afghanistan with special focus on women and girls”:
The statement was submitted to the Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Afghanistan on August 24. The project team met virtually with several women leaders in Afghanistan during the drafting period to assure that the assessments and recommendations were pertinent to the actual situation on the ground, and then drew in members of the larger NGO CSW Committee to submit it as a joint statement. Read the statement here.
Promoting Empowerment through Leadership and Literacy Series:
NGO CSW Geneva Youth Task Force held its first Webinar in a series on ” Promoting Empowerment through Leadership and Literacy” on August 12. Dr. Indrias Patras, of Forman Christian University in Lahore, Pakistan spoke to a very engaged audience of 60 participants, from 4 continents on the “Effects of Covid 19 and Child Marriages on Girls Education and Literacy” based upon her work as an activist.
Become a Commitment Maker: Although the Paris Forum is over, your organization can still become a Commitment Maker for one or more Action Coalitions.
Feminists in Action Fund
The “Feminists in Action” project, launched in 2021, aims to finance organizations operating in 31 countries around the world in the regions of sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean on 4 priority themes: sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the fight against gender-based violence (GBV), women’s economic empowerment and access to rights. This program, financed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), will take place over 4 years and has a total budget of 15 million euros.
The data collected is confidential and will be processed only by the members of the consortium and by the groupe Egaé, a consultancy firm commissioned to produce this database. It will not be made public without your consent, nor will it be used for any other purpose.
NGO CSW/NY does not endorse statements: we help disseminate information and facilitate discussion about issues concerning women’s and feminist movements. Member organizations and individuals can decide if they would like to sign on to these statements.