Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW66

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 goal of the event series is to prepare youth activists and young people for the NGO CSW66 Forum and UN CSW66. We'll explore the UN CSW priority and review themes, host professional development sessions, and have networking events.

See information about each of the Youth Preparation Series events below. More events will be added as we get closer to the Forum.

Youth Activist Space: Collective Power Open Mic

Grab the Mic! Have you had a powerful experience in your gender justice work? Do you have an artistic component to your advocacy such as slam poetry, song, or story? What inspires you to work for gender equality?

Watch young people share their work, their story, and their inspiration.

Date: 19 January 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST

Climate, Environment, and Disaster Risk Reduction

Join this event to discuss and learn about the CSW66 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.

Date: 26 January 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST

UN Advocacy Training

Learn how to advocate effectively in the hybrid environment of CSW66 this year, understand the mechanisms for gender equality, learn the language of advocacy, and what the global women's movement is advancing in the discourse.

Date: 2 February 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST

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

Economic Empowerment for Women in the Workplace

Join us for an introduction to the CSW66 review theme, Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

Date: 16 February 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST

Male Allyship in the Feminist Movement

Join us to explore male allyship in the gender equality movement! During this session, we'll discuss the engagement of men and boys in the gender equality and feminist movement. We'll explore the question, "How can men and boys be effective and true allies in the feminist movement?"

Date: 23 February 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST


Discuss the intersection of racial justice and gender justice. Learn about effective advocacy for anti-racism and racial justice globally.

Date: 2 March 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST

Elevator Pitch Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself and network effectively! Join the final event of the series for a workshop on a perfecting your elevator pitch!

Date: 9 March 2022

Time: 12 - 2pm EST