Youth Preparation Series for the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum

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

Meet the NGO CSW/NY Executive Committee!

Meet the committee working for the voices and leadership of feminists and women’s rights organizations globally, to be included in UN deliberations in pursuit of gender equality.

Date: 21 January 2021

Time: 1 - 3PM EST

Youth Activist Space: Collective Power

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, story? What inspires you to work for gender equality?


Watch young people share their work, their story, their inspiration with us.

Date: 28 January 2021

Time: 1 - 3PM EST

Youth Activist Space: Effective Advocacy in International Fora

Learn how to make your interventions impactful; how to land and conduct an effective advocacy meeting with policy-makers; how to integrate youth within CSW processes; how to use social media to your advantage and push your message; and strategize on next steps after CSW.

Date: 4 February 2021

Time: 8 - 9PM EST

Presentation Skills Workshop

Led by Jenni Prisk, this session will provide you with techniques and skills to present your key messages with clarity, impact and poise, tips for online presentation, and strengthen your voice in professional setting.

Date: 11 February 2021

Time: 3 - 5PM EST

UN Advocacy Training

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

Date: 18 February 2021

Time: 11AM - 1PM EST

MENA: Youth Voices in Crises

Young activists from the Middle East and North Africa region take the mic to share their views on the effects of a multitude of crises on the feminist movements in the region.

Co-sponsored by Marsa

Date: 18 February 2021

Time: 11AM - 1PM EST


Gender & Racial Justice

Intersection between racial justice and gender justice around the world. Tips for effective advocacy and impact in the way we are organizing.

Date: 4 March 2021

Time: 1PM - 3PM EST


Male Allyship: A conversation around International Women's Day

This event is planned for young leaders that are already working on gender equality in their communities. The event will: Discuss about the engagement of men and boys on the conversation of gender equality and feminism; Identify the main obstacles that the youth leaders face in their communities to engage men and boys; and provoke one-on-one conversations between men to answer trigger questions about male participation on gender equality.

Date: 11 March 2021

Time: 1PM - 3PM EST