Calendar of Side Events

NGOs with valid UN grounds passes need not indicate prior interest in attending events unless specified by event sponsors. Side events on UN premises are not ticketed this year unless they are by invitation only. 

Please check back frequently as times and venues of side events may change.

Fri, 11 March | Sat, 12 March
Mon, 14 March | Tue, 15 March | Wed, 16 March | Thu, 17 March | Fri, 18 March
Mon, 21 March | Tue, 22 March | Wed, 23 March | Thu, 24 March

 

Friday, 11 March 2016

  • UN Women, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality
    Youth Forum at CSW60
    One of the flagship events of this year's CSW is the Youth Forum Advancing Agenda 2030 - Empowered Young Women and Young Men as Partners in Achieving Gender Equality. This two-day event will allow young people, women and men, to come together to amplify their voice, views and advocacy efforts in the implementation of Agenda 2030, in advance of the CSW60 official session. The Forum would constitute a space for young people, particularly young women and girls, to frankly and safely discuss the challenges they face and the concerns they have in their local, national, regional and global contexts with regard to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. As a critical output of the forum, a set of Youth Agreed Conclusions would be constituted, outlining a thorough analysis of the priority theme of CSW60. The Agreed Conclusions would be a set of recommendations for governments, inter-governmental organisations, civil society actors as well as other institutions and stakeholders on how to implement the Agenda 2030 responding to young people's needs.
 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

  • UN Women, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality
    Youth Forum at CSW60
    One of the flagship events of this year's CSW is the Youth Forum Advancing Agenda 2030 - Empowered Young Women and Young Men as Partners in Achieving Gender Equality. This two-day event will allow young people, women and men, to come together to amplify their voice, views and advocacy efforts in the implementation of Agenda 2030, in advance of the CSW60 official session. The Forum would constitute a space for young people, particularly young women and girls, to frankly and safely discuss the challenges they face and the concerns they have in their local, national, regional and global contexts with regard to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. As a critical output of the forum, a set of Youth Agreed Conclusions would be constituted, outlining a thorough analysis of the priority theme of CSW60. The Agreed Conclusions would be a set of recommendations for governments, inter-governmental organisations, civil society actors as well as other institutions and stakeholders on how to implement the Agenda 2030 responding to young people's needs.
 

Monday, 14 March 2016

  • Working Group of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
    Women's role in the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace
    Contact: dpr-meeting[at]un.org
    The side event will aim to inform civil society about the role and the impact of women and women's groups in promoting peace between Israel and Palestine. RSVP and Special Event Ticket do not guarantee access to the event. You are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to allow time for security and access the event since the room has a maximum capacity of 53 seats.
    No more reservations
  • Italy, France, Switzerland, Fiji, Peru, OECD
    From Paris to Marrakech: translating political commitments into effective gender-responsive climate solutions
    Contact: jessica.cupellini[at]esteri.it
  • Joint Side Event between: The Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of the Kingdom of Morocco, The Union for the Mediterranean, UN Women
    Enhancing laws implementation to end violence against women in the Mediterranean region - Morocco's experience
    Contact: majdamoutchou[at]gmail.com
  • Spain, Asociación de Familias y Mujeres del Medio Rural (AFAMMER), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    The Connections between undocumented immigration and trafficking of women: global and regional trends and challenges
    Contact: communication[at]maec.es
  • The Arab Republic of Egypt
    Egyptian Women in Political Decision Making: Tying Historical Advances in the 2015 Parliamentary Election into Tangible Progress, Leveraging the 2030 Agenda
  • Iceland with MenEngage and MenCare
    Sharing the Care: How to recognize, reduce and redistribute
    Contact: th[at]mfa.is
    Recognizing and valuing unpaid care work has been broadly recognized as a strategy to advance gender equality as well as economic development. Although this aim has been outlined in declarations and global goals - solutions have fallen short. Join us for this exciting event, "Sharing the Care" to debate what data, policies and programs can truly revolutionize and advance the unpaid care agenda.
  • China, Denmark, Kenya, Mexico
    Beyond Commitment to Action: Fulfilling Global Leaders Promises on GEWE towards 2030 Transformative Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Contact: muriuki.steve[at]gmail.com
  • European Parliament
    The parliamentary dimension of combatting violence against women
    Contact: femm-secretariat[at]europarl.europa.eu
  • Bulgaria, Council of Europe
    Protecting human rights of women refugees and asylum seekers
    Contact: asya.tsvetanova7[at]gmail.com
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Australia
    Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in the Digital and Technological Age: Technology as a Tool of Empowerment and Safety for Women and Girls at Risk of Gender-based Violence
  • Zambia
    Women empowerment through eradication of GBV & Child Marriages - The Zambia Experience
    Contact: smwanza2[at]gmail.com
  • Permanent Mission of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations Parliament of the Republic of Fiji The League of Women Voters The Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA) International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) World Jewish Congress NGO/CSW
    Women in Politics: Successes, Failures and Challenges
    Contact: kapisyzi[at]gmail.com
    The side event aims at providing a forum for women in government and political office to summarize the barriers to women's inclusion in political decision-making roles. Additionally, they will identify the success and failures in overcoming the barriers.
  • South Africa, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Women for Water Partnership, International Federation of Business & Professional Women (IFBPW), Soroptomist International (SI)
    Women in Water Diplomacy
    Contact: kris.derks[at]minbuza.nl
    Influential women in the water sector and in water management will share experiences and offer recommendations on how to increase the professional participation of women in water diplomacy.
  • Nigeria
    Enhancing Nigeria's Women Participation in Peace and Security
  • Spain, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA)
    Programme on Women, Peace and Security: From United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325(2000) to 2242(2015)
    Contact: colaboradores.art[at]maec.es
    Please send your RSVP to colaboradores.art@maec.es ; athena.rebutiaco@maec.es and valentina.sisilica@maec.es
  • Singapore, Germany
    Launch of UN Women Policy Brief on Emerging Issues in Gender and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
    Contact: yasmin_ali[at]mfa.gov.sg
  • Canada, Canadian Labour Congress
    Partnerships to Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    To register for this event please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/P6EvmGD6Rv
  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Oxfam; The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-New York Office
    Gender and the SDGs: the outcome, the processes, and the prospects - launch of the new Gender & Development Special Issue, April 2015
    Contact: horn.claudia[at]rosalux-nyc.org
    At the panel, editors and authors of the special issue will present their views on the SDGs
  • Denmark, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    More women in science and technology - an investment in the future!
    Contact: kira.appel[at]uvm.dk
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Young Women in the Global Economy
    Contact: hayley.pearce[at]plan-uk.org
    On the eve of the inaugural meeting of the UN's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening invites you to join her to hear from young women on their experiences and on how business, civil society and development partners can help deliver transformative economic empowerment for women. The High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (HLP) was announced by the UN Secretary General in January. The panel aims to jumpstart a global movement on women's economic empowerment, following the agreement of Agenda 2030 in September 2015. At the centre of this is the effective transition of young women and girls from childhood and adolescence to rewarding adulthoods. Young women can face disproportionate challenges, but they also play critical role in achieving the Global Goals. That is why successful societies, with empowered women, empower their girls first. In recognition of this, Justine Greening would like to use this important opportunity to ensure that young voices are heard and engaged in the work of the HLP. The discussion will focus on the ambitions of the HLP and Agenda 2030, practical experiences of economic empowerment, and how to ensure that the HLP and the Global Goals are truly transformative for young women. The Secretary of State is delighted to welcome fellow HLP member Fiza Farhan, CEO of the Buksh Foundation, to the event's panel to help her lead this discussion, and would like to extend her thanks to PLAN UK for facilitating this event RSVP is required for attendance. Please email: hayley.pearce@plan-uk.org
  • Japan, Switzerland, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Implementing SDG5: strengthening normative legal and policy frameworks
    Contact: newyork[at]ohchr.org
    Participants should include in the subject of their email the title of the side event they wish to attend.
  • Armenia, Armenian Relief Society, Inc., NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY
    Uplifting Women from Poverty through Partnerships
    Contact: unngo[at]ars1910.org
    This panel will explore different partnership options from small to large scale to uplift women and girls out of poverty and how it applies to SDG 1,5, 17. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
    IPU panel on UNSCR 1325 and Parliaments
  • Germany, Women in Parliaments Global Forum
    Power of Parity - Parity of Power: Why and how to increase the number of women in political leadership
    Contact: patrick[at]womeninparliaments.org
    Followed by opening of exhibition under the same title close to Conference Room 1.
 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

  • Group of Friends in favor of a Woman Candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations
    The Challenging Role of a Woman Secretary-General: Making the Most Impossible Job, Possible.
    Contact: fpedraza[at]colombiaun.org
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Canada, Liberia, Panama, The Working Group on Girls
    Girls at the Table: Implementing the SDGs
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • (Spain) Spanish Federation of Managing, Executive, Professional and Business Women /Federación Española de Mujeres Directivas, Ejecutivas, Profesionales y Empresarias (FEDEPE)
    2016: Women that move the world. Strategies for sustainable economic growth with female leadership
    Contact: secretaria[at]mujeresdirectivas.es
  • Sweden, UNFPA
    A gender perspective on refugee responses. How can the rights of women and girls refugees and migrants be ensured and how can gender-based violence be addressed?
    Contact: johansson[at]unfpa.org
  • United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Government of Australia UK BT Global Services OECD
    The Gender Pay Gap: What is it, why does it still exist and how do we get rid of it?
    Contact: aaron.holtz[at]fco.gov.uk
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
    The power of legislation for women's empowerment and sustainable development
    Contact: mds[at]ipu.org
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Zambia
    Comprehensive Efforts in Addressing Gender Based Violence in Zambia: Gender Based Violence Survivors Support Project
    Contact: smwanza2[at]gmail.com
  • Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the OECD Development Centre, the Ministry for Gender, Labour and Social Development of Uganda, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN
    Tracking social norm change in the SDGs at the country level: data for evidence-based policymaking in favour of gender equality in Uganda
    Contact: katharina.konzett-stoffl[at]bmeia.gv.at
    Kindly RSVP by March 10 to katharina.konzett-stoffl[at]bmeia.gv.at
  • Croatia
    Equal Futures Partnership
    Contact: msimunic[at]mvep.hr
    No more reservations
  • World Bank Group; Global Women's Institute at the George Washington University
    Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls to Achieve Sustainable Development
    Contact: ljohnson3[at]worldbankgroup.org
    Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a pressing development problem across low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The presence of any form of VAWG undermines the achievement of sustainable development. In September 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a set of 17 development goals. These development goals cannot be fully realized without first addressing the pervasive, global pandemic that is VAWG, a pandemic that has no social or economic boundaries. Global, local, and cross-cutting solutions are needed to ensure that VAWG is eliminated and the full set of social, economic, and sustainable development goals can be achieved. This session will highlight progress, potential effective interventions, and the various challenges associated with ending VAWG across countries. Speakers will include Natasha Stott Despoja, Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls; Åsa Regnér, Swedish Minister for Gender Equality; Zohra Rasekh, former CEDAW Committee Vice Chair; and Zarizana Abdul Aziz, Director at the Due Diligence Project on State Obligation to End Violence against Women. The session will be moderated by Diana Arango, Senior Gender-Based Violence and Development Specialist at the World Bank Group, and feature closing remarks from Mary Ellsberg, Director of the Global Women's Institute at the George Washington University. This event is open to all UN pass holders. For non-UN pass holders, a limited number of passes are available, and you may contact Lisa Johnson at ljohnson3@worldbankgroup.org to request access to the UN for this event. *PLEASE NOTE seating will be first come, first served, and confirming your attendance DOES NOT guarantee a seat. Early arrival is kindly suggested.
  • Canada, Plan International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNFPA
    Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and its role in achieving gender equality
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    To register for this event please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/x9NhXumnsa
  • Latvia in cooperation with Finland, UN Women, ITU, Web Foundation, A4AI, Mozilla
    Implementing SDG 5b - Women's Use of ICTs for Achieving Gender Equality. From Global Commitments to National Action.
    Contact: agnese.vilde[at]mfa.gov.lv
  • France
    Access to Abortion and Bodily Autonomy : achieving Women's Human Rights
    Contact: hbarclay[at]ippf.org
  • European Union
    The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls: why it matters for sustainable development
    Contact: moana.genevey[at]eeas.europa.eu
  • Austria, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Peace is Loud
    Panel discussion on the role of media in the attainment of Goal 16 and the SDGs overall
    Contact: kelly.gnwp[at]gmail.com
  • ILO and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
    Realizing women's access to full, productive employment and decent work, through social dialogue and collective bargaining
    Contact: cassidy[at]ilo.org
    http://www.ituc-csi.org/
  • Every Woman Every Child co-organized with UN Women
    The Roadmap to Realizing Rights: Every Woman Every Child's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health
    Contact: everywomaneverychild[at]un.org
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    By invitation only
  • Hungary
    Empowering Girls through Education and Talent Support
    Contact: cswhungary[at]gmail.com
    RSVP form: http://goo.gl/forms/FKVYfZFnfC
  • Madagascar, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
    Concertation francophone de haut niveau sur la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles
    Contact: hantakleinfida[at]gmail.com
  • Ireland, Raising Voices
    Violence is Preventable: Policy, Principles and Practice
  • Swizerland, Sri Lanka, EvalGender+, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women, in collaboration with UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, EvalPartners, Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, IOCE, CONEVAL
    No one left behind.
    Evaluating SDGs with an equity-focused and gender-responsive lens
    A strong call for review and follow-up mechanisms that will "leave no one behind"
  • Switzerland, Finland, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
    Outside Our Silos: The Power of Inclusive Engagement to Prevent Violent Extremism
    Contact: alexandra.haefliger[at]eda.admin.ch
    The Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Finland to the United Nations, in partnership with the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, cordially invite you to a side event bringing together civil society practitioners, experts and senior officials to discuss practical means to advance a rights-based framework and more effectively support women, including young women, preventing violent extremism. The UN Security Council explicitly recognizes the link between the Women, Peace and Security agenda, as laid out in UNSCR 1325 (2000), and the role women play in preventing violent extremism as presented in the UNSCR 2242 and the Action Plan for Preventing Violent Extremism (2015). While the increased attention is encouraging, an international gendered framework founded on human rights remains elusive. Now more than ever, a move beyond our silos toward more collaborative, inclusive approaches is vital to any progress in effective prevention. The event will provide important inputs for the development of a human rights framework that may be utilized to advance practical, contextually tailored, and sustainable international and multilateral P/CVE policies and programs. Importantly, the event builds upon women¿s and young women¿s direct experiences and engagement in preventing violent extremism in their communities, countries and regions across the globe.
  • UN Global Compact and UN Women
    2016 Women's Empowerment Principles Annual Event: Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development
    Contact: wepsevents[at]unglobalcompact.org
    To register for the Women's Empowerment Principles Annual Event, please visit our registration page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-womens-empowerment-principles-annual-event-registration-22074162414 Kindly note that all participants must be registered in order to attend. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    By invitation only
  • UN Women
    Monitoring the implementation of SDGs from a gender perspective: tools for accountability
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden, UN Women
    Transformative strategies to achieve Gender Equality and Women empowerment by 2030 in the Democratic repulic of Congo
    Contact: arlette.mvondo[at]unwomen.org
  • UNICEF
    Launch of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Joint Progamme for Acceleration to End Child Marriage
    The launch event is jointly organized by UNFPA and UNICEF in collaboration with the major stakeholders and builds on the growing momentum around ending the practice as a priority issue for the fulfilment of the SDG's. The intention is to showcase to a wide audience the concrete commitment of the UN and its member states in terms of resources, policy prioritization, and programmatic action to end child marriage once and for all. Expected audience includes representatives of Member States, UN agencies, civil society including mainstream media.
  • Denmark, Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Women Deliver (WD)
    Girls' education - A ticket to Sustainable Development
    Contact: julkof[at]um.dk
    No more reservations
  • Germany, Australia, the International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs, the Asia-Pacific-Forum
    Advancing National Human Rights Institutions' engagement in CSW
    Contact: PipDargan[at]asiapacificforum.net
    RSVP does not guarantee access to the event as there is limited seating.
  • Australia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, UN DESA FfD Office, UN Women
    Financing gender equality and women's empowerment: How to make a difference after the commitments taken in Addis Ababa
    Contact: Christine.Schneeberger[at]eda.admin.ch
    The event will address the following questions: The Addis Ababa Action Agenda reaffirms that achieving gender equality, empowering all women and girls, and the full realization of their human rights are essential to achieving sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development. The AAAA established the ECOSOC forum on financing for development, which will take place in New York every year, possibly in April. Seizing the momentum of the CSW is critical to ensure that gender equality and women's empowerment, as cross-cutting issues, have an established space in the yearly FfD Forum during the next years. In the frame of the Conference in Addis in July 2015, the attached Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment was launched. The Action Plan identifies priorities and policy actions required to enforce commitments on gender equality in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Several Member States have already signed up the Action Plan. Encouraging more Member States to join the Action Plan will contribute to closing gender gaps and achieving substantive equality for women and girls at the national level. The side event builds on the successes achieved in Addis Ababa in July 2015 to ensure a robust follow-up and review for their financing and implementation at all levels.
  • Australia, Canada, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland
    Violence Against Women and Girls: Ministers Speak Out
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    To register for this event please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/z8G1Ss8iwj Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Pakistan, UN Women and Equality Now
    Screening of Oscar nominated Pakistani movie: The Girl in the River
    Contact: drdiyarkhan[at]gmail.com
    This Oscar-winning short documentary by Pakistani producer Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy tells the compelling story of a rare honor-killing survivor.
  • International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF)
    Concertation de la société civile francophone organisée par le Réseau francophone pour l'Egalité femme-homme (RF-EFH)
    Contact: patricia.herdt[at]francophonie.org
    Working language of the event : French.
    No more reservations
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ActionAid
    Women as First Responders: Featuring Testimonies and a Visual Gallery Elevating Women's Voices in Humanitarian Action
    Contact: kawaharae[at]un.org
    This event will highlight the voices of women and their role as first responders in humanitarian action. The event will feature verbal testimonies from women as first responders, and a visual gallery showcasing their work in the Philippines, Liberia, Vanuatu, Haiti and Gaza. It will create a space for women active in emergencies responses to elevate their voices, share their experiences and learning, and be recognized as key leaders in humanitarian action.
  • Croatia and the United States
    Tackling Violence Against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development - Challenges for Equal Futures Partner
    Contact: msimunic[at]mvep.hr
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

  • Switzerland, Sri Lanka, EvalGender+, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women, in collaboration with UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, EvalPartners, Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, IOCE, CONEVAL
    No one left behind.
    Technical Seminar: "Towards an Equity-focused and Gender -responsive framework to evaluate the SDGs"
  • UNITED NATIONS TRUST FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
    FROM RHETORIC TO RESOURCES: SUSTAINABLE FINANCING TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
    An RSVP is required to gain entrance to the event. Kindly RSVP here http://owl.li/ZrCuX
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Italy
    Eliminating FGM: a Key Step in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
    Contact: jessica.cupellini[at]esteri.it
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
    Bringing security home to empower women: How can we combat violence and strengthen gender equality?
    Contact: dusica.djukic[at]osce.org
  • Ghana Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa
    Enhancing Young Women's Voices for Women's Empowerment and Sustainable Development: A Multi-generational Dialogue with Emerging African Women Leaders
    Contact: partners[at]moremiinitiative.org
    W: www.mogcsp.gov.gh W: www.moremiinitiative.org F: Facebook.com/MoremiAfrica T: @MoremiAfrica H: #‎MOGCSP H: #MILEADFellows
  • Australia
    National and International Road Maps to the Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women. Preventing Violence Against Women and Children: Social change, the Role of National Plans and National Campaigns.
    Contact: georgia.westaway[at]dfat.gov.au
    No more reservations
  • UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment
    Consultations of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment
  • Czech Republic and UN Women
    How can social and technological innovations contribute to achieving gender equality
    Contact: rsvpsmny[at]gmail.com
    Moderator and welcoming remarks by H.E. Mr. Jiri Dienstbier, Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation of the Czech Republic Speakers: Ms. Lakshmi Puri, ASG, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse, Executive Office of the Secretary-General Ms. Radka Maxová, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Ms. Petra Havlíková, Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ
  • Mission of Qatar and UN Women
    Securing Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender Based Crimes
    Contact: Atemimi[at]mofa.gov.qa
  • Italy, Fiji, Mongolia, Solomon Islands
    Realizing women's economic empowerment in rural areas through cooperatives and micro-enterprises Experiences from LDCs, SIDS and middle income Countries
    Contact: jessica.cupellini[at]esteri.it
  • Education International, International Commission on Financing for Education Opportunity, Norway, UN Girls' Education Initiative, UNICEF
    Financing for Education: a key to empowering women and girls
    Contact: tkanyangarara[at]unicef.org
    To register, please use the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financing-for-education-a-key-to-empowering-women-and-girls-tickets-22127873064
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    Gender responsive national and regional agriculture investment plans for meeting the zero hunger challenge in ECOWAS Member states
    Official Launch of the technical cooperation program between ECOWAS and FAO. "Gender responsive national and regional agriculture investment plans for meeting the zero hunger challenge in ECOWAS Member states".
  • France
    Refugees and displaced people, victims of terrorist groups : Women and girsls exposed to a continuum of sexual violence and exploitation
    Contact: secmin[at]franceonu.org
  • Finland, Nordic Council of Ministers
    Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals - Nordic Ministerial Panel
    Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi
    RSVP by March 11 to rsvp.yke(at)formin.fi only if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass. We will provide special event tickets (SETs) to access the event. UN grounds pass holders (including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session) will be able to access the side event without tickets. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Islamic Relief Worldwide
    Engaging Faith Based Communities to Implement the SDGs-Achieving Gender Justice and Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls
    Contact: aismail[at]oicun.org
    To have your registration accurately reflected, please RSVP by Thursday, March 10, 2016 with "Engaging FBOs" in the subject line. Please include your name, organization and if you are in possession of a UN Grounds Pass or a temporary CSW Grounds Pass
  • UN Women
    High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay
  • United States of America, Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Gender Equality for Sustainable Infrastructure and Services
    Contact: vaughnkl[at]mcc.gov
    The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an opportune time to demonstrate lessons and approaches of development practitioners that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda. The event will discuss SDG 5 (focused on gender equality) and how gender equality objectives impact the achievement of other critical SDGs. Since its founding in 2004, MCC has approved over $10 billion in compact and threshold programs worldwide. A focus on gender equality and social inclusion has been an integral component of MCC¿s mission to reduce poverty through growth. The panel will feature women leaders from MCC partner countries and draw upon lessons from projects in water and sanitation, energy, infrastructure and employment promotion as a means of reducing poverty and inequality. Leading experts on gender and development from the Center for Global Development will contribute commentary and analysis. A light lunch will be served. As of March 10, the event is full. Please contact Kathy by 3PM ET on Monday March 14 to be added to the waitlist: vaughnkl@mcc.gov
    No more reservations
  • Philippines
    Show Me the Money: How Governments Allocate and Audit Funds to Achieve Gender Equality as a 2030 Sustainable Development Goal
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This is an open event. If you have a UN grounds pass, there is NO NEED to RSVP. If you *do not* have a UN grounds pass, kindly RSVP by noon of Monday, 14 March 2016 so that we can make arrangements to provide you with a Special Event Ticket.
  • US Federation for Middle East Peace Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC to the United Nations
    Interfaith Dialogue for Sustainable Peace: In What Ways Can the Increases Engagement of Women in Interfaith Dialogues Contribute to Advancements in the Search for Sustainable Peace?
    Contact: usfmeprsvp[at]gmail.com
    To have your registration accurately reflected, please RSVP by Thursday, March 10, 2016 with "Interfaith RSVP" in the subject line to usfmeprsvp@gmail.com. Please include your name, organization and if you are in possession of a UN Grounds Pass or a temporary CSW Grounds Pass
  • Hungary, Liechtenstein, United States of America
    Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Girls: What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery?
  • Malta, Council of Europe and OHCHR
    Combatting stereotypes and discriminations on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity
    Contact: alan.a.cordina[at]gov.mt
    No more reservations
  • Mission of Uruguay, UN Women and DAWN
    Operational Guide of the Montevideo Consensus-Chapter on Gender and and Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Contact: urudeleg[at]mrree.gub.uy
  • Thailand
    Sustainable Development Goals: A Vision to end violence against women and girls
    Contact: aileen.thaimission[at]yahoo.com
  • Permanent Mission of Tunisia, Permanent Mission of Norway, Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition
    Empowering Women by Empowering Women Human Rights Defenders
    Contact: annemarta.mugaas[at]mfa.no
    Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) must be recognized as key stakeholders and partners in advancing the important vision set out in the preamble of Agenda 2030 to 'free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet', to 'leave no one behind', and to 'seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'. This side-event will hear from leading WHRDs on their work on various areas of direct relevance to Agenda 2030. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Romania UNWomen
    Gender Equality Expert - An innovative means for advancing women empowerment
    Contact: elisabeta.david[at]mae.ro
  • Iran and The Entrepreneurship Development Foundation for Women and Youth (EDF)
    Listen to our story: Empowering of Women in Less Privileged Area: Experience of Iran
    Contact: info[at]foundationed.net
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Women's Leadership in SDG Implementation in Situations of Conflict and Fragility: Lessons from Somalia and Liberia
  • South Africa
    Women's economic empowerment and the link with the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Qatar Mission Protection and social rehabilitation center- DOHA
    Protection Against Violence: A means of Empowerment- Qatar E
  • Brazil, United Kingdom, UN Women and United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA)
    Achieving women's empowerment and gender equality within the 2030 agenda: the role of innovative development partnerships between country governments and UN agencies
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Indonesia, Indonesian Womens' Congress (KOWANI)
    THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SMALL MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) How We Can Contribute to Advancing Economies for Human-centered Sustainable Development
  • Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Pacific Violence Against Women Network
    Ending Violence Against Women - The Key to Realising SDGs in the Pacific
    Contact: michelle.young[at]mfat.govt.nz
  • Spain
    Children: invisible victims of gender violence
  • Jamaica, Panama, WHO Office at the United Nations, International Council of Women, CCCUN, Soroptimist International
    Strategies for Promoting Women's Health and Well-Being: Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Chronic Illness
    Contact: events2[at]optonline.net
    Speakers include H.E. Mr. Courtney Rattray, Ambassador of Jamaica to the UN; H.E. Ms. Laura Flores, Ambassador of Panama to the UN, Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director, WHO Office at the United Nations, New York; Dr. Gustavo Gonzalez-Canali, Senior Advisor and Focal Point for NCDs for UN Women; Dr. Elizabeth Carll, UN Representative, International Council of Women, Focal Point for Health/Mental Health & NCDs, Chair Global Mental Health and NCDs Working Group, UN NGO Committee on Mental Health; Ms. Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Programs, American Cancer Society. Event is open to registered delegates of CSW60 and UN pass holders. *Please note, seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to arrive by 4:30 PM.
  • World Bank Group
    "Getting to Equal: The World Bank Group's Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2023" With Caren Grown, Senior Director, Gender Cross-Cutting Solution Area, World Bank Group
    Contact: ljohnson3[at]worldbankgroup.org
    In December 2015, the Bank Group released its new Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2023. Drawing on six months of consultations in 22 countries with donors, clients, CSOs, staff, and others, and building on the seminal 2012 World Development Report, this strategy aims to close numerous and persistent gender gaps, which ultimately hinder efforts to end poverty, boost shared prosperity, and build resilient economies able to withstand the fast-moving threats and global challenges of the 21st century. The strategy builds on four pillars: reducing maternal mortality and closing remaining health and education gaps; creating more and better jobs for women and men; closing the gender gap in ownership and control of key assets such as land, housing, technology, and finance; and enhancing women's ability to make themselves heard and direct the course of their own lives. It prioritizes data, evidence, and results. Key presentation by Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group. Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group, is recognized internationally as an expert on gender and development. Before joining the Bank Group in 2014, she was Economist-in-Residence and Co-Director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University. From 2013-2014, she led the UNU-WIDER program on aid effectiveness and gender equality, and from 2011-2013 she served as Senior Gender Adviser and Acting Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment at USAID. Among her previous positions, Dr. Grown has been Senior Scholar and Co-Director of the Gender Equality and Economy Program at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance team at the International Center for Research on Women, and Senior Program Officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This event is open to all UN pass holders. For non-UN pass holders, there are a limited number of tickets available, and you may contact Lisa Johnson at ljohnson3@worldbankgroup.org to request access to the UN for this event. **Please note, seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Confirming your participation DOES NOT guarantee a seat. Early arrival is kindly suggested.
  • Holy See, Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM), World Youth Alliance (WYA) , The Reproductive Health Research Institute (RHRI)
    Investing in research and education to expand reproductive health programming
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    Women's health is often discussed through the lens of contraception and abortion. Scientific research, however, points to the importance of hormonal health for both overal and reproductive health of women. Understanding their bodies and ensuring access to diagnosis and treatment, rather than simply management of symptoms, is essential to achieving informed consent and human rights for women, while also providing the highest standards of health to all women. FEMM offers personalized education, diagnosis and treatment to women. Collaborations with the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) allow the dissemination of recent science and health care information to communities, schools, adolescents and at risk populations, in the US and abroad. Learn more about FEMM and the HDC, and how these programs can better fulfill the commitments in SDG's 3 (health), 4 (education) and 5 (gender equality) through collaboration with both the public and private sectors. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF), Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
    Evénement parallèle du Réseau des femmes parlementaires de l'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) : Veiller au financement de l'égalité femmes-hommes: rôles des parlements, de la société civile et de la communauté internationale
    Contact: patricia.herdt[at]francophonie.org
  • UN Women and PwC
    Breakthrough Technologies and Innovations that empower women
    About - The event will showcase the documentary "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" highlighting some of the challenges faced by women working in the STEM and technology industry and within academia. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and a reception. The panel will explore megatrends, technology and innovation through a gender equality lens and identify strategies and skills to empower women and drive the 2030 agenda. It will also address some of the challenges highlighted in the film and the role of technology and social media in driving women's economic empowerment. To RSVP and for additional information, click here.
  • Australia, Global Poverty Project
    Off the Books: Addressing Legislative Barriers for Women
    Contact: leticia.pfeffer[at]globalpovertyproject.com
    For more information, please contact: Leaticia Pfeffer leticia.pfeffer@globalpovertyproject.com
  • Co-hosted by UNDP, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations, The Carter Center, and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
    Promoting Peace, Rights and Unity in Diversity
    The evidence is clear: women's meaningful participation and representation in government institutions and decision-making processes is a predictor of peace and essential to building inclusive, peaceful societies. Where women are more empowered in multiple spheres of life, countries are less likely to go to war with their neighbors, to be in violation of human rights norms, or to be rife with crime and violence within their society. To enhance women's political contributions, they must be included in deliberations on finance, security, defence, preventing violent extremism, and legal and judicial policies - all areas that have been historically dominated by male military, political and security elite. Decisions made in formal institutional structures, such as parliamentary committees, have profound impacts on society at large. The allocation of defence and security budgets is a case in point as resources invested in the traditional 'national security' sector can be diverted from human development and security. UNDP, Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations, The Carter Center, and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) are seeking to highlight the role of women parliamentarians as peace builders in their legislative, representative, and oversight roles. To meet this end, they are hosting an interactive panel discussion on March 16 at 6:30pm. This side event is an attempt to reinforce dialogue with parliamentarians/legislators and civil society, including faith based organizations, on strengthening women's leadership and effective representation in decision making on peace and security issues through a moderated discussion by looking into: - strengthen collaboration between legislators/parliamentarians with CSOs including FBOs - the challenges lawmakers face in empowering and protecting women; - enhancing the participation and leadership of women parliamentarians in key parliamentary decision making and oversight mechanisms/structures (especially those most relevant to advancing peace and security); - working with local women¿s peace building groups on CEDAW General Recommendation 30 and UN SCR 1325 to establish formal linkages between governance institutions and local level organizations to ensure more systematic gender mainstreaming across the WPS agenda. UNDP will present highlights of its approach on working with parliamentarians in advancing the women, peace and security agenda. 1- Fiona Ferelith Hodgson, The Baroness of Abinger CBE, Member of the House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom 2- Ayisha Osori, Director, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, Chairperson Open Society Foundation West Africa 3-Sehar Kamran, Member of the Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 4-Ainuru Altybaeva, Member of the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chair of Council on Public Service 5-Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Network (ICAN) 6-(moderator) Karin Ryan, Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls, The Carter Centre Parliamentarians are welcomed to attend and exchange views with grassroots civil society actors.
  • UN Women, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
    Faith and Gender Equality. Leaving no one behind - A discussion on how faith based organizations can develop and lead a transnational advocacy campaign with their constituencies, on implementing Planet 50/50 by 2030
    Contact: civil.society[at]unwomen.org
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Together for Girl
    Together for Girls and the World Health Organization present: Every Hour Matters - A Call to Ensure All Survivors Have Access to Post-Rape Care
    Contact: sachaqga[at]gmail.com
    The side event will discuss the importance of comprehensive post-rape care and the critical importance of ensuring all communities are equipped to provide timely access to health services. It will feature a panel discussion that includes Ambassador Catherine Russell, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Jan Beagle, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta, Dr. Claudia Garcia-Moreno of the World Health Organization, and an advocate on the issue. The event will provide information about the importance of rapid access to post-rape care, highlight proven models of successful service delivery, and call on member states to implement policies to increase access to care and support evidence-based strategies for treating survivors of rape.
  • International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI), Group of Friends of Indigenous Peoples, UN Women and Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues/DSPD/DESA.
    Empowerment of Indigenous Women
    Contact: masaquiza[at]un.org
    PROGRAMME Remarks by Ms. Begoña Lasagabaster, Acting Head of UN Women's Political Division Panelists: - Ms. Valeire Kasaiyian, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya - Ms. Ingeborg Larssen, Saami Parliament, Norway - Ms. Teresa Tepania-Ashton, Mâori Women¿s Development Inc., New Zealand - Ms. Nuvia Mayorga Delgado, Director General of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI), Mexico Questions and Answers Closing remarks by Ms. Tarcila Rivera, President, International Indigenous Women¿s Forum (FIMI) Moderator: Ms. Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief, Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues/DSPD/DESA. Participants registered to attend the CSW60 are welcome to attend the side event.
  • Turkey
    Women and Inclusive Global Economic Growth: W20 Experience of Turkey
    Contact: w20experience[at]gmail.com
    Women 20 (W20) was set up under Turkish Presidency of G20, as a stand-alone official G20 Engagement Group which focuses on the promotion of economic growth in a gender responsive and inclusive manner. The mission of W20 initiative was defined as promotion of global economic growth through the economic empowerment of women including gender equality. W20 is considered as a platform supporting and monitoring the implementation of the G20 commitments concerning women¿s full participation in economic and social life. In line with the goal of reducing the gap between the labor force participation rates of men and women by 25% until 2025, W20 assumed responsibility for developing a global roadmap and an action plan particularly for G20 countries. This panel will discuss the process of the establishment W20 initiative, share experiences about its activities and the recommendations for future.
 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

  • UN Women and PwC
    Driving Change for Women's Economic Empowerment
    About - Empower Women uses technology, innovation and capacity-building as catalysts for growing its collaborative ecosystem and for inspiring women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their communities. Since its launch in 2013, with the support of the Government of Canada, Empower Women has cultivated a community of dynamic, influential online champions. They have influenced the agenda and created impact for women's economic empowerment within their families, schools, workplaces and communities. Through a strategic partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Empower Women is taking its interactive platform to the next level with innovative functionalities and design. Its mobile-learning platform - powered by Free Basics - provides opportunities to women who previously did not have access to the internet. To RSVP and for additional information, click here.
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Switzerland, Sri Lanka, EvalGender+, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women, in collaboration UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, EvalPartners, Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, IOCE, CONEVAL
    No one left behind.
    Technical Seminar: "Towards an Equity-focused and Gender -responsive framework to evaluate the SDGs"
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Community of Democracies, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Inter-Regional Workshop on Regional Organizations and the Promotion of Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women
    Contact: k.lettrich[at]idea.int
    The main purpose of the Inter-Regional Workshop is to discuss the role of Regional Organizations in supporting gender equality and to formulate policy recommendations on how to enhance their work in this field, including with further collaboration and coordination with the United Nations (UN) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Cote d'Ivoire
    The Experience of Côte d'Ivoire in terms of Women empowerment, e.g. "Compendium of Women Skills in Côte d'Ivoire - COCOFI"
  • Nigeria
    Governance and Women's Representation: Achieving Agenda 2063
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), National Council for Negro Women, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, Global Family, International Council of Women, Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA), World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations, Africa Development Interchange Network, Global Family for Love & Peace
    Women and Girls: From Adversity to Hope
    Contact: undpingo[at]un.org
    RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/rKwxzRQiz Tickets may be collected on the day of the event at the United Nations Headquarters at the First Avenue and 46th Street entrance, one hour before the start of the programme.
  • Permanent missions of Lithuania and Japan to the UN, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
    Tangible and Measurable Tools for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
    Contact: laima.birstunaite[at]mfa.lt
  • Office of the Special Adviser on Africa & the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York
    Africa's Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women: Opportunities & Challenges
    Contact: unandafrica[at]gmail.com
    The UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York will jointly convene a panel discussion on "Africa's Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women: Opportunities & Challenges" during the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The event will take place on Thursday 17 March 2016, in Conference Room 12 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of the event is closely linked to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union's transformative Agenda 2063, as both these development agendas are grounded on the principles of human rights. The African Union has chosen this theme for 2016 to encourage African member states to renew their commitment towards human rights and to consolidate their gains. The event will engage decision makers from the African continent and beyond in an open and frank discussion to address the opportunities and challenges related to human rights in Africa and women's rights in particular women's rights.
  • Iceland with the Reykjavik Police
    Keep the window open-New Icelandic Approach to Address Domestic Violence
    Contact: th[at]mfa.is
    Join us to discuss with the Chief of the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police, Ms. Gudjonsdottir, her innovative approach to address domestic violence named "Keep the window open". The side event is organised by the Permanent Mission of Iceland in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police and Women's NGOs. The expert panelists will focus on priorities to oppose violence in Icelandic society and its detrimental consequences. The Chief and the Chief Attorney for the Metropolitan Police will introduce new rules of procedure in the handling and recording of cases of domestic violence that are in accordance with the Restraining and Exclusion Orders Act, based on the Austrian Model. By enhancing co-operation as well as changing working methods and attitudes, the multi-disciplinary project aims at improving the first response of the police and the quality of investigation, prevent repeated offences and use the available legal resources to provide better support for victims and offenders. The panel also includes Thordis Elva, a well known author and Women's Rights activist. She will focus on awareness raising among children and young adults, as well as the role of digital media in revolutionising attitudes towards gender-based violence.
  • Australia
    Galvanising Change: Engaging Young People to Create a Future Free from Violence
    This event will focus on how governments and NGOs have looked to primary prevention and addressing the key drivers of violence against women to stop violence before it occurs.
  • United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technologies, Journalists and Writers Foundation, Peace Islands Institute , Arigatou International
    Human Trafficking as a Form of Violence Against Women & Girls
    Contact: c.ulker[at]jwf.org
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations
    Trade and global value chains: how to address the gender dimension?
    Contact: simonetta.zarrilli[at]unctad.org
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), NGO Relations & Advocacy Section, Economists for Peace & Security, Live Happy, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, Global Family, International Council of Women
    Happiness and Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Contact: undpingo[at]un.org
    RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/rKwxzRQizf Tickets may be collected on the day of the event at the United Nations Headquarters at the First Avenue and 46th Street entrance, one hour before the start of the programme.
  • Permanent Mission of Hungary
    A conversation with chess grandmaster Judit Polgár on how women and girls can break through gender stereotypes and succeed in male-dominated fields
    Contact: cswhungary[at]gmail.com
    RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/ybFyE1LtzE
  • Brazil, UN Women, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
    2030 Agenda - the contribution of sport to achieve gender equality and end violence against women and girls
    Contact: jacqueline.gordillo[at]unwomen.org
    The 2030 Agenda adopted in September 2015 reaffirms the contribution of sport as an important enabler of sustainable development and recognizes the contribution it makes to the empowerment of women and youth, individuals and communities. Evidence shows that sport can help enhance girls’ and women’s health and well-being, foster self-esteem and empowerment, facilitate social inclusion and integration, challenge gender norms, and provide opportunities for leadership and achievement. CSW60 provides a unique occasion to place sport as an important tool to eradicate endemic discriminations such as gender-based violence. In this Olympic year, the side event will offer an opportunity for Member States, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society and the sports world to come together and address the contribution of sport to achieve Goal 5, including ending violence against women and girls.
  • The State of Israel, The Republic of Cyprus and WePower
    Women Leaders in the business world - its everyone's business!
    Contact: UNIntern1[at]Newyork.mfa.gov.il
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Philippines
    Women on Fire: Shaping the Agenda for Gender Mainstreaming in the Energy Sector towards Building Sustainable Communities
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This is an open event. If you have a UN grounds pass, there is NO NEED to RSVP. If you *do not* have a UN grounds pass, kindly RSVP by noon of Tuesday, 15 March 2016 so that we can make arrangements to provide you with a Special Event Ticket.
  • Canada, the Group of Friends of Indigenous Peoples, the United States, and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    Indigenous Women and Girls: Pathways to Equality
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    To register for this event please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/Pn11jTvAfl Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Women, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    Monitoring Women's Land Rights in the 2030 Agenda
    Contact: perezs[at]un.org
  • European Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), United States, United Nations
    A HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON ADVANCING GENDER-SENSITIVE UNDERSTANDING IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM POLICY AND PROGRAMMING ESPECIALLY ON WOMEN'S ROLES IN VIOLENT EXTREMISM
    Contact: Charles.Whiteley[at]eeas.europa.eu
  • Women's Information Center of Georgia, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations
    Implementation of the National Action Plans of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 on Women and Peace and Security
    Contact: rsvpsideeventgeorgia[at]gmail.com
  • UN Women, UN-Habitat
    Habitat III Agenda and Gender Equality: Safe Public Spaces for Women and for All
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • UN Women together with UN OCHA, the Governments of Australia and Mexico, ActionAid and Oxfam International
    Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Humanitarian Action through the World Humanitarian Summit
    As the second event during CSW to focus on Women in Humanitarian Action, this unique roundtable consisting of high level UN officials, Member States, NGOs and Civil Society Groups will highlight the importance of women and girls' rights, resiliency and leadership roles in humanitarian action, including concerted steps to address gender based violence. The roundtable will address how stakeholders from all sectors and regions of the world can be part of the launch of commitments to women and girls empowerment at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 in Istanbul.
  • Czech Republic, NGO Alternative to Violence
    Angry Man - animated movie about domestic violence: Governmental and non-governmental, Czech, Norwegian and Slovak perspective on addressing gender-based and domestic violence
    Contact: rsvpsmny[at]gmail.com
    Short Norwegian animated movie Sinna Mann (Angry Man) is based on a true story about children who have been exposed to domestic violence. These children are often left to themselves and wonder if the violence is their fault. Angry Man is a valuable contribution to public education as well as to prevention of domestic violence. Comments: - H.E. Mr. Jiri Dienstbier, Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation of the Czech Republic - Mr. Marius Rakil and Ms. Barbora Jakobsen, Norwegian NGO Alternativ til Vold - Mr. Zdenek Travnicek, Czech NGO Spondea - Ms. Barbora Burajova, Director of the Coordinating Methodical Centre for Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, Slovak Republic Moderator: - Ms. Martina Stepankova, Deputy Minister for Human Rights, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) Indonesia Parliamentary Caucus on Women (KPRI) Indonesian WomenCare Movement (GPPI) and Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia
    Engaging Communities in Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Indonesia “Indonesia’s perspective in addressing one of the key challenges to ensure the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals fully benefits women and girls”
    Contact: moh.david[at]indonesiamission-ny.org
  • Australia
    Rhetoric to Reality: Implementing & Monitoring the Global Goals for Girls
    This Side Event outlines innovative ways the 2030 Agenda can be translated from rhetoric to reality, with a key focus on empowering girls and young women as active participants and leaders for change.
  • Finland, the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, the National Council of Women in Finland, the Coalition of Finnish Women's Associations (NYTKIS), Finland National Committee for UN Women and the Young Women's Christian Association of Finland (YWCA)
    11th International Helvi Sipilä Seminar: Women at the Heart of Peace and Security.
    Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi
    This year's seminar "Women at the Heart of Peace and Security" focuses on the role of women in peacebuilding and peace processes. The theme will be examined from different perspectives by three distinguished speakers. RSVP by March 14 to rsvp.yke@formin.fi only if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass. We will provide special event tickets (SETs) to access the event. UN grounds pass holders (including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session) will be able to access the side event without tickets.
  • The Republic of Uganda and the Government of Norway, in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF
    Tracking GBV incidences for Policy Programming in Uganda. Experience of the national gender based violence database and child help line.
    Contact: sletten[at]unfpa.org
    UN grounds pass holders, including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session, will be able to access the side event without tickets. Tickets (SETs) will only be issued to guests without grounds passes. For guests without ground passes, please RSVP before 10 am 14 March.
  • Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), Real Women of Canada (RWC), Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)
    Best Practices for Maternal Health Care in Africa
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    Fulfilling the maternal healthcare priorities for women and girls is a key component in achieving the post 2015 development agenda in Africa. Expert panelists will discuss obstacles and opportunities faced by African women in the context of successes and shortcomings in the distribution of foreign financial aid for maternal healthcare services. Keynote Speakers will be: Obianuju Ekeocha, founder and president of Culture of Life Africa; Dr. R.L. Walley founder and executive director of MaterCare International Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    Sustainable energy, air pollution, gender and health
    Contact: osseirann[at]who.int
    At this event, WHO will launch its new report "Burning Opportunity: Clean Household Energy for Health, Sustainable Development and Wellbeing of Women and Children". The side event will highlight and underscore new findings which revise upward the estimates of the number of people relying primarily on polluting fuels for cooking (including kerosene), and present other new statistics related to the additional burdens women and girls face due to inefficient energy use in the home, such as the time cost of fuel collection.
  • United Nations Global Compact
    Innovative partnerships enabling green and gender inclusive growth
    Contact: byrne[at]unglobalcompact.org
    This session will explore how companies and other stakeholders are partnering and innovating to turn the climate challenge into inclusive market opportunities. To register please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12z73H1wL3UGbsNYqmzXN6KNZpF9ueeVhHjoEdPZWDVg/viewform
  • Journalists and Writers Foundation and Peace Islands Institute
    The Role of Culture in Women's Empowerment: Possibilities and Challenges
    Contact: gambia_un[at]hotmail.com
  • Government of Senegal and Finland, with UN Women, ECOWAS and WSSCC
    REALIZING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN EMERGING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY
    Contact: ndeyoumy[at]gmail.com
  • International Development Law Organization (IDLO), GQual, CEJIL, Costa Rica, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, USA, European Union, Diplomatic Courier, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
    Achieving Gender Parity in International Representation. Equal Representation in the 2030 Agenda.
    Contact: fscala[at]idlo.int
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
    No more reservations
  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Islamic Relief Worldwide
    The Role of microfinance in reducing exclusion, and promoting women's economic rights and empowerment
    Contact: aismail[at]oicun.org
    To have your registration accurately reflected, please RSVP by Thursday, March 10, 2016 with "Microfinance Event" in the subject line. Please include your name, organization and if you are in possession of a UN Grounds Pass or a temporary CSW Grounds Pass
  • Mali, International Socialist Women
    Role of Malian women in the implementation of peace agreement in Mali
    Contact: sidikykoita2002[at]yahoo.fr
    aissatahamata@yahoo.fr
  • European Union
    "I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced" Film screening and panel discussion
    Contact: delegation-new-york-rsvp[at]eeas.europa.eu
    Film Screening EU Delegation
    More information on the movie: http://www.widemanagement.com/#!i-am-nojoom/c1x5s
 

Friday, 18 March 2016

  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • UN Girls' Education Initiative, Global Partnership for Education, Plan International
    Planning for Sustainable Change: Putting Gender at the Heart of the Education 2030 Agenda
    Contact: tkanyangarara[at]unicef.org
    Please RSVP for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-for-sustainable-change-gender-at-the-heart-of-the-education-2030-tickets-22585652294
  • Nigeria
    Donors and Partners Forum with Honourable Minister
  • Permanent Mission of Jamaica, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Gender Based Violence: Empowering Women and Girls with Solutions
    Contact: rblawrence85[at]yahoo.com
    No more reservations
  • UNDP, Mexico, and the contribution of Gates Foundation and Canada
    Women and Work: Lessons from the 2015 UNDP Human Development Report
  • Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and NGO Committee on the Status of Women NY.
    Efforts to reduce violence against women and promote gender empowerment in the Dominican Republic and abroad.-
    Contact: marc[at]globalfoundationdd.org
    Yamile Eusebio, GFDD New York Office Director Marc Jourdan, GFDD UN Programs & Outreach Manager Susan O'Malley, Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women NY Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Roxanna Reyes, Deputy Attorney General for Women's Affairs, Dominican Republic Representative from the Permanent Mission of Suriname to the United Nations (To Be Confirmed) Cecile Noel, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office To Combat Domestic Violence Bertha Santana, GFDD ReCrearte Program Coordinator
  • The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Malaysia
    SDG 5 and Online VAW: Who's Accountable? Due Diligence, the State & Internet Intermediaries
    Access to information and communications technology is key to women¿s empowerment. The internet, once a liberating space, is increasingly, a space of unregulated violence. Increased prevalence of online violence against women, the lack of effective measures to prevent and contain it and the ensuing impunity has created barriers to women becoming full participants and equal players in development. All are welcome! RSVP using this link Please bring photo I.D.
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in collaboration with the Government of Finland and the Permanent Mission of Senegal
    Getting the Basics Right: Women's empowerment and sustainable development
    Contact: rockaya.aidara[at]wsscc.org
  • Egypt, International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW)
    Women Empowerment in the 2030 Agenda
    Contact: sonjaun[at]yahoo.com
  • UNESCO
    Breaking Persistent Challenges for Gender Equality in Media
    Contact: kouta-lopatey[at]un.org
  • UN Women, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    How Gender Leads: Innovation, Perspective and Leadership
    Contact: janaki.murthy[at]unwomen.org
    Overview: This panel will explore how the promotion of gender equality has laid the groundwork for broader positive policy and cultural changes within and across organizations. Expert panelists will illustrate how gender equality advocacy work has inspired innovation and re-organization that has the potential to benefit all. Experts will address the importance of collaboration, strong leadership and dismantling unconscious biases that prevent true structural change.
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations
    Advancing Women's Empowerment in the OIC Region
    Contact: aismail[at]oicun.org
    To have your registration accurately reflected, please RSVP by Tuesday, March 15, 2016 with "Advancing Women" in the subject line. Please include your name, organization and if you are in possession of a UN Grounds Pass or a temporary CSW Grounds Pass
  • Nigeria
    Attaining the SDGs through Women's Empowerment: New Pathways and Frontiers
  • UN DESA/DSPD, co-sponsored by UN Women, United Kingdom
    Operationalising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    Contact: fajerman[at]un.org
    A multi-stakeholder informal discussion to discuss and elaborate key priorities for women and girls with disabilities in the context of the operationalization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) UNESCO
    Women's role and involvement in measuring the progress of SDG6
    Contact: kouta-lopatey[at]un.org
    This panel will explore how to monitor and report on water and gender issues. The side-event seeks to attract country representatives, UN agencies and potential donors to join the global monitoring effort for gender-sensitive water enquiry and to promote sex-disaggregation, as requested by the monitoring framework of the SDGs. In the presence of distinguished speakers: Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO - Opening Remarks H.E. Pamela Tswhete, Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, South Africa - Keynote speech Hon. Benedetto Della Vedova, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy - Keynote speech H.E. Ms Katalin Bogyay , Ambassador of Hungary to the United Nations - Keynote speech Ms L. Anathea Brooks, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector- on behalf of WWAP - Presentation on WWAP Gender and Water Project results Professor Joni Seager, Bentley University (USA) - presentation of “WWAP Technical Paper on Sex-disaggregated Indicators” Ms Lesha Witmer, Member of WWAP Working Group on Sex-disaggregated Indicators and representing Women for Water Partnership- Presentation on inter-linkages between SDG 6 (water) and SDG 5 (gender equality)
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC to the UN
    Combating the root causes of violence against women and children
    Contact: aismail[at]oicun.org
    To have your registration accurately reflected, please RSVP by March 15, 2016 with "Combating Violence" in the subject line. Please include your name, organization and if you are in possession of a UN Grounds Pass or a temporary CSW Grounds Pass
  • Afghanistan
    Women Achievement and Fear to Lose Them, Afghanistan
  • Finland, Nordic Council of Ministers
    Fighting Sexism and Hate Speech Online - a Nordic Panel of Experts
    Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi
    RSVP by 15 March 2016 to rsvp.YKE@formin.fi only if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass. We will provide special event tickets (SETs) to access the event. UN grounds pass holders (including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session) will be able to access the side event without tickets. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • UNICEF
    Gender, Education and Peacebuilding: Sustaining gender equality through Education
    This moderated panel discussion will explore the linkages between gender equality, education and peace. Alongside the global developments in this area, the panelists will also present practical programming examples from the Learning for Peace programme, showing how gender-sensitive education can lead to better outcomes for women and girls in humanitarian contexts. Voices of programme participants will be brought in via video, photos and stories. The panel will include: Charles de Vries (Gov of Netherlands), Anju Malhotra (UNICEF), Dan Seymour (UN Women), and other high-level speakers. A light lunch will be served.
  • Morocco, Parliamentarians of Morocco
    The role of parliaments in the implementation of commitments on gender equality and climate change
    Contact: majdamoutchou[at]gmail.com
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women
    Protecting women's human rights against violent extremism
    Contact: newyork[at]ohchr.org
    Thank you for your interest to the side event of OHCHR. Please let us know the names of the colleagues in your organization who will be attending. Please include in the subject of your email the title of the side event you wish to attend.
  • Pakistan
    Strategies to eliminate violence against women: transformative leadership of women and disadvantaged groups
    Contact: drdiyarkhan[at]gmail.com
    It will be an interactive panel and participants will have the opportunity to field questions or make comments in the end
  • Side event organized by the Arab Women Organization/ League of Arab States- New York Mission
    Arab Women Refugees: A New Challenge for the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030
    Contact: ahmednassouf[at]gmail.com
    las.sc@un.int
  • UN-Habitat, Women in Cities International (WICI),Plan International, Republic of Korea
    Safer Cities +20: Public Space and Gender
    Contact: urbancsw[at]gmail.com
  • Gambia
    FOCUSING ON THE MINDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • Bahamas
    Gender-based Violence in the Caribbean: A Cause of Concern and Time for Action
    The multi-stakeholder panel will consider gender-based violence from a Caribbean perspective including historical context, challenges, achievements and recommendations. The overarching aim of the event is to advance the agenda to prevent and eradicate, i.e. to create environments of zero tolerance of gender-based violence, through raising public awareness and sharing ideas and experiences. Event tickets will be available at the Bahamas Permanent Mission, 231 east, 46th street on Friday, 18 March, 2016. UN pass holders do not need tickets.
  • Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, UN Women
    Prevention and Response to VAW; Experiences and Community Voices from Afghanistan
    Contact: jyoon715[at]gmail.com
  • Malaysia
    30% Policy to Practice: The Malaysian Experience
    Contact: bahiyahabdulhamid[at]gmail.com
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Closing the Gender Gap at the WHS
    The event will be followed by a reception at 06:00pm
  • Mission of Argentina, NGO Committee on Ageing
    Ending Elder Abuse: Breaking the Generational Cycle of Violence
    Contact: mariarrevora[at]gmail.com
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Australia, Silent Tears Project
    Silent Tears multi-media exhibition and panel discussion - disabilities and violence
    Contact: contact[at]silenttears.com.au
    The exhibition acknowledges that violence does happen to people with disabilities and that violence does cause disabilities. An expert panel will discuss the diversity of violence against women, and the intersections of culture, gender and identity and why gender based violence is so challenging to resolve.
  • Ukraine, World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations (WFUWO)
    Ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals for Women Displaced by Conflict
    Contact: halchenko18[at]gmail.com
  • Botswana, International Working Group on Women and Sport ( IWG), Association of Sport for All Women Sport International (WSI), Women Sport Foundation (WSF)
    Using Sport as a Tool for Attaining Gender Equality
    Contact: mmogobe[at]botsrep.com
  • South Africa
    Elimination of violence against women
  • Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Women
    Accelerating Rural Women's Economic Empowerment
    Contact: perezs[at]un.org
  • Japan, CEDAW, Japan Women's Watch (JAWW), The National Women's Committee of the United Nations NGOs, The International Women's Year Liaison Group
    Our Challenges for Eliminating Gender Gaps in Economy
    Contact: 3ngosjpevent[at]gmail.com
 

Monday, 21 March 2016

  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Malawi
    Localizing SDGs using the SADC Protocol
  • United States of America
    Equity In and Through Tech: Moving from Conversation to Implementation
    Contact: IARSVP[at]cityhall.nyc.gov
    We are pleased to feature as speakers Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer, Mayor¿s Office of Technology and Innovation, and Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor, Office of the Mayor. To RSVP, please send your Name, Title and Affiliation to the Mayor¿s Office for International Affairs at IARSVP@cityhall.nyc.gov by Friday, March 18th. Due to limited space, RSVP's will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please call (212) 319-9300.
  • Honduras, Universal Peace Federation, United Families International, Howard Center for Family,Religion and Society, The Leadership Foundation.
    Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle:Women Empowered and Family Strengthened.
    Contact: unoffice[at]upf.org
  • World Health Organisation, UNICEF, FAO
    Investing in women's nutrition for sustainable societies
    This event aims to highlight why good nutrition for all, and women in particular, is essential to achieve the SDGs, and inform participants on how and to what extent malnutrition affects women and girls. By showcasing specific examples of effective nutrition interventions, the event will demonstrate how societies can become healthier, smarter, more sustainable and more equal by investing in women's nutrition. Speakers include: H.E. Esther Lungu, First Lady of Zambia; H.E. Mr. Carlos Duarte, DPR of Mission of Brazil to the UN; H.E. Fodé Seck, PR of Mission of Senegal to the UN; Dr. Natela Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office to the UN; Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF; Paloma Duran, Director of the SDG Fund, UNDP; Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director of 1,000 Days; and with a video message from Dr. Sania Nishtar, President of Heartfile & WHO ECHO Commission co-chair -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ADVANCE SECURITY REGULATIONS, THE DEADLINE TO RSVP FOR EXTERNAL GUESTS HAS NOW CLOSED. If you already hold a UN Badge you do not need to RSVP.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Huairou Commission, Landesa, Oxfam, International Land Coalition (ILC)
    Women and Land: Localizing the 2030 Agenda
    Contact: sadie-evelyn.gillis[at]huairou.org
  • Germany, Mali, South Sudan, UN Women
    Women and Conflict - Stories from South Sudan and Mali
  • Holy See, Women at the Well
    The Pastoral Care of Women and Girls on the Street in response to the phenomenon of children, women earning a living or living on the streets and their families.
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    This event will share the experiences of helping women and girls living and working on the street and, with the help of the Action Plan of the International Symposium of the Pastoral Care of the Road/Street, discuss the best practices to enable women and girls to exit prostitution. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • UNICEF Disability and Protection Sections, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, UNFPA, Office of the SRSG on Violence Against Children, Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA).
    #ENDviolence Against Children and Adolescents with Disabilities
    As part of the campaign to #ENDviolence against children and adolescents with disabilities (launched on 3 December 2015) and to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, UNICEF and partners are hosting a CSW side event on ending violence against children and adolescents with disabilities (with a focus on girls with disabilities).The event consists of: 20 minute performance of the play "Apple of My Eye", an original play written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 31 year old Brazilian artist with Down Syndrome. High-level panel discussion on violence, neglect stigma and discrimination against girls and boys with disabilities. ​More detail will be posted on http://www.gpcwd.org/endviolence.htm closer to the event. Please RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/endviolence-against-children-and-adolescents-with-disabilities-tickets-22931081482?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text
  • Mission of Mongolia and Down Syndrome Association of Mongolia
    Changing stereotypes against people with Down Syndrome: The Meaning of Mongol
    Contact: mongolianmission[at]twcmetrobiz.com
  • USFMEP, Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC to the UN
    Violence against Women Combating Sexual, Domestic, Physical and Psychological Violence towards Women, especially in Crises
    Contact: usfmeprsvp[at]gmail.com
    Please Contact Sally Kader, President of USFMEP for More information. (917) 331-469. Please RSVP by March 10, 2016
  • MALAWI and UNWOMEN
    The Role of Cultural leaders on early child marriages
    Contact: chrissie.mahuka[at]gmail.com
  • Germany, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
    Voices against Violence - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
    Contact: pol-s2-vn[at]newy.auswaertiges-amt.de
  • Kenya, Council of Governors of Kenya
    Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Under Devolved System of Government in Kenya
    Contact: DivaYancey[at]kenyaun.org
  • Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations
    Empowering Muslim Women through Storytelling: A Roundtable Discussion
    Contact: aismail[at]oicun.org
    Please note that this event is now oversubscribed. An RSVP is not a guarantee of admission.
    No more reservations
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)
    Integrating gender into humanitarian response: The IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) de-brief featuring cases from Nepal, Afghanistan and Jordan
    Contact: kawaharae[at]un.org
  • Canada, Bangladesh
    Child, early and forced marriage event
    Contact: ellen.chen[at]international.gc.ca
    To register for this event please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/33Bsw4TlsM
  • Australia
    What do Leading Women's Studies tell us about Equality and Empowerment to Address Gender-based Violence?
  • Finland, Guerilla Films and the International Solidarity Foundation
    Screening of "Leaving Africa" - a story about friendship and the empowerment of women
    Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi
    Leaving Africa is an emotional film that depicts the empowerment of women and its impact on individuals, communities and global development. Finnish Riitta and Ugandan Catherine share a home and wonderfully straightforward sense of humor. Together they host sexual health and gender equality workshops in which they challenge religious leaders to a straightforward taboo breaking discussion on women's rights to their bodies, sexuality and life. Leaving Africa is a moving portrait of Riitta's and Kata's friendship as they work together towards gender equality. Leaving Africa directed by Iiris Härmä won the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award in New York in October 2015. The screening of the documentary will be followed by Q & A with the director. RSVP by March 17 to rsvp.yke@formin.fi only if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass. We will provide special event tickets (SETs) to access the event. UN grounds pass holders (including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session) will be able to access the side event without tickets.
  • Ghana Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protction
    Situation of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Ghana
    Contact: dinahkpodo[at]yahoo.co.uk
 

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

  • Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the UN, in cooperation with AWID, MenEngage Alliance and Rutgers
    Breakfast meeting: Financing Gender Equality
    An informal breakfast session with governments, foundations, civil society, researchers and private sector to discuss our different and distinct roles and how we can complement each other to optimally address modalities of financing and supporting work on achieving the SDG gender objectives. This meeting is by invitation only. You can register via: http://goo.gl/forms/cT4N9TYBzN. If you have additional questions, please send an email to i.smit@rutgers.nl.
    By invitation only
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Palau, The NGO Mining Working Group, Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council, Salesian Missions
    Women, Water and Wellbeing: The Human Right to Water and Sanitation
    Contact: proffice[at]palauun.org
    RSVP BY MARCH 17: http://goo.gl/forms/dv2wra0Stx Please note, seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required. Special event tickets (SETs) will be given to registered participants that do not hold a UN Grounds Pass. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • South Africa
    From Commitment to Action: Localising and monitoring the implementation of gender equality and women's empowerment targets in the SDGs
  • National Union of Eritrean Women and The Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN
    From Grassroots Efforts to National Action in Combating Gender-Based Violence in Eritrea
    Contact: sgebremedhin[at]eritreaun.org
  • Finland, International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) Women and ESCR Working Group
    Advancing women's substantive equality in the implementation of the SDGs: Securing women's human rights related to land, health and work
    Contact: anniina.vanhatupa[at]formin.fi
    RSVP by March 18 to rsvp.yke@formin.fi only if you do NOT hold a UN grounds pass. We will provide special event tickets (SETs) to access the event. UN grounds pass holders (including NGOs with temporary grounds passes for the CSW session) will be able to access the side event without tickets. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • Philippines
    Break the Silence: A Multi-Disciplinary Response to Violence against Women and Girls
    Contact: nypm3com[at]gmail.com
    This is an open event. If you have a UN grounds pass, there is NO NEED to RSVP. If you *do not* have a UN grounds pass, kindly RSVP by noon of Friday, 18 March 2016 so that we can make arrangements to provide you with a Special Event Ticket.
  • United Arab Emirates, BNY Mellon, The Business Council for the United Nations, The United Nations Association of the United States of America
    Gender, Justice, and Sustainable Development
    Contact: rkaminski[at]unfoundation.org
    For more information, please contact Ryan Kaminski, rkaminski@unfoundation.org.
    By invitation only
  • Australia
    An Investment in Women Pays the Best National Dividend. Investing in Women: 25 x 25 Initiative.
  • Holy See
    Women and Girls: Victims of Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence in Conflict
    Contact: rlandry[at]holyseemission.org
    This event will feature the stories of women and girls who have been victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence in conflict situations in Africa and the Middle East from the survivors themselves and from those who are caring for them. Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • UN Women
    Launch of the Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact
  • UNDP, Ireland and Rwanda
    Can Peace Processes be a Catalyst for Women's Leadership in Public Institutions?
    Contact: gepa[at]undp.org
  • Afghanistan
    Withdrawal of IC & its Implications for FL in Afghanistan
  • South Sudan
    Institutionalizing Transformational leadership in South Sudan
    Contact: madut[at]rssun-nyc.org
  • UN Women, Japan
    Building Resilience in Fragility: Women's Empowerment in Action
    Contact: rebecca.bahr[at]unwomen.org
 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW)
    Informal NGO morning briefing
  • Ghana and other member states TBC
    Time for Action: women mobilizing against noncommunicable diseases
    Contact: bakerr[at]who.int
    RSVP via email (bakerr@who.int) by 15th March latest. Please give your name, title & organisation and indicate whether you hold a UN Grounds Pass.
  • Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations
    Speed Sisters
  • United States and UNODC
    The Role of the Arts in Helping to End Human Trafficking
    Contact: unodcny[at]un.org
    Organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), this CSW Special Panel features a special presentation by the filmmakers of the film SOLD and award-winning actress Gillian Anderson (from the X-Files). It brings together a distinguished panel of renowned artistes (musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists), along with NGOs and UN entities, to discuss the role of the Arts in helping to end human trafficking. Please note that Registration for this Event has closed.
    No more reservations
  • Brazil, United States of America
    Women of African Descent: Shaping Racial Identity
    Watch the live stream of this event on UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/
  • UN-NGLS and ARROW
    UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SRHR: Why the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals needs to recognise the crucial link between SRHR and the larger developmental goals, especially women's empowerment
    Contact: info[at]un-ngls.org
  • Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs of Kenya
    Kenya's Side Event on "Free Maternal Health Services - Lessons From Kenya" hosted by the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs of Kenya
    Contact: DivaYancey[at]kenyaun.org
  • United Nations Support Mission in Libya/UNSMIL, Switzerland, Netherlands
    Libyan women on the rise: Towards a peaceful, equitable and inclusive Libyan society
    Contact: alexandra.haefliger[at]eda.admin.ch
    The side-event seeks to highlight Libyan women's achievements as well as the challenges they are facing in their contribution towards a peaceful, equitable and inclusive society. In light of best practice and experience from elsewhere, opportunities and means to address these challenges and to strengthen women's engagement and impact further shall be identified.
  • UN Women, AWID and Women Deliver
    The road from CSW to CIVICUS to Women Deliver to AWID: strengthening actions
    Contact: husam.hammad[at]unwomen.org
  • Denmark, AmplifyChange
    AmplifyChange briefing for civil society
    Contact: john.worley[at]manniondaniels.com
    No more reservations
  • Thailand
    Women Legal Empowerment for Sustainable Development
    Contact: aileen.thaimission[at]yahoo.com
  • Greece, International Alliance of Women (IAW)
    Side Event on Corporations, Globalization and Women's Social and Economic Rights
    Contact: joanna.manganara[at]gmail.com
 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

  • United Nations Federal Credit Union, UNFCU Foundation
    UNFCU Foundation: Effective Partnerships, Alleviating Poverty Through Healthcare and Education Initiatives
    Contact: Ephilippe[at]unfcu.com
    Innovative partnerships can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The panel with senior officers from UN Foundation Girl Up, Women for Women International, Trickle Up, and UNFPA will address strong, grassroots programs supported by the UNFCU Foundation which are lifting up the most marginalized women and children through literacy, life skills, vocational training as well as the provision of critical healthcare services. UNFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Please use this link to register directly: https://unfcufoundation.webconnex.com/Commissiononthestatusofwomen
  • Bangladesh, Italy, UN Women
    Policies Empowering Migrants Women and Girls in the context of the 2030 for sustainable development
    Contact: joyrokeb15[at]hotmail.com
  • Co-sponsored by United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Permanent Missions of Switzerland, Tunisia, Costa Rica and UN Women.
    Technology empowering women: Closing the digital gender gap to achieve Agenda 2030