IAWG Suggested Events at CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women 2019

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women 2019

New York, NY
United Nations Headquarters
March 11, 2019 - March 22, 2019

About the Event

The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session.

Download a PDF of suggested sessions.

Themes

  • Priority theme
    Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Review theme
    Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the 60th session). For more information regarding the program and schedule of events, please visit here.

Sessions Hosted and Suggested by IAWG Members
March 11, March 12, March 13, March 14, March 15, March 18

Sessions Related to Humanitarian and Development Settings
March 11, March 12, March 13, March 14, March 15, March 16-21


Sessions Hosted and Suggested by IAWG Members

Monday, March 11, 2019

Strengthening social protection systems to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality
Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board

Time

Monday, March 11 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location

UN Women 220 East 42nd Street

Details

How can we ensure gender equality is at the heart of social protection? The Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board is pleased to invite you to this high-level CSW side event to explore what governments, donors, development partners and civil society can do to empower women and girls through social protection. RSVP by March 7 (link opens in a new window).

Gender Roundtable: Making Space for Girls to Lead
Plan International and WICI

Time

Monday, March 11 4:30 PM

Location

UN Church Center, Tenth Floor
777 United Nations Plaza

The rights of domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean: Advances and remaining challenges
CARE, Governments of Ecuador and Uruguay, UN Women Ecuador

Time

Monday, March 11 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Location

UN Conference Room A

Description

Since the adoption of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189 on Domestic Workers, states in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region have moved forward with implementation. Innovative mechanisms have been put in place to guarantee access to social protection, and civil society has taken on a stronger role in the policy debate. But many challenges remain including violence and harassment and lack of access to basic human rights. Through dialogue, this event will review progress and identify where advances are possible. It will also include a Declaration to commit parties to advance key areas in the framework of the future ILO Convention 190 and its linkages with 189. Representatives of the International Federation of Domestic Workers will be among the Latin American voices in the discussion. The event will be in Spanish with English translation

Contact

Daniel Almeida, daniel.almeida@care.org

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gender- and Adolescent-Responsive Social Protection Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women
UNICEF, UKAid, Gage

Date

Tuesday, March 12 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Location

UN Headquarters Conference Room 1 (CR1)

Details

Social protection can improve adolescent girls’ lives today and transform their futures. This event is a chance to hear from leading voices in social protection how programmes can better address life course vulnerabilities and break inter-generational cycles of poverty. It will demonstrate the need for adolescent- and gender-responsive policy, programmes and research to build effective social protection systems.

Over the last decade, the understanding of adolescence as a critical window of opportunity to accelerate development has increased, yet social protection systems still do not systematically target the needs of adolescents, especially the promotion of gender equality. A new approach will ensure no girl or woman is left behind.

Voice & Choice: Using Evidence to Support Women and Girls in Emergency Settings
IPAS

Date

Tuesday, March 12 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Location
Population Council office
1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Details

Evidence shows that emergencies – whether human made or natural – disparately affect adolescents, particularly young women and girls. Despite their unique risk-profile, responses are often not tailored to specifically meet the needs of women and girls. With increasing rates of natural disasters, and long-term settlement (average of 10 years) in displaced persons camps, innovative, evidence-based programming is urgently needed. Evidence can help bring voice to the most marginalized – reflecting their needs and preferences – and can ensure we deliver the right approaches to the right populations, at the right time.

Join the Population Council, Ipas, and partners for an interactive panel discussion exploring innovative girl-centered programming being tested, evaluated, and implemented in emergency settings.

Speakers

  • Carolyn Makinson, CBE, Moderator
    Sajeda Amin, Senior Associate, Population Council
  • Kathryn Falb, Senior Researcher, International Rescue Committee
  • Shamila Nahar, Senior Advisor, Ipas Bangladesh
  • Janna Metzler, Senior Advisor for SRH, Women’s Refugee Commission

Learn more and register. (link opens in a new window)

On the way to Biarritz: women’s rights at the heart of the G7 Summit
Governments of France and Canada at Ministerial level, together with Equilibres &
Populations and CARE France

Date

Tuesday, March 12 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Location

UN Conference Room Four

Details

As the President of the G7 in 2018, France has a rare opportunity to adopt new ambitious commitments to promote women and girls’ rights within G7 countries and beyond. This event will contribute to a multi-stakeholder and multi-country discussion to identify priority issues related to women and girls’ rights across the globe, with a view to identifying what commitments could be made during the 2019 G7 Summit to advance gender equality and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development- particularly Goal 5 on gender equality. Special Simultaneous English-French translation provided.

Contact

Sophie Chassot, chassot@carefrance.org

RSVP here. (link opens in a new window)

Women Monitor the Implementation of the WPS Agenda: Presentation of UNSCR 1325 Scorecard
Cordaid and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Time

Tuesday, March 12 2:30 PM

Location

UN Church Center, Tenth Floor
777 United Nations Plaza

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

GenderPro@GW Panel at CSW63
The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University

Date
Wednesday, March 13 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Location
Conference Building UN Conference, Room A

Details
Join the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) and UNICEF for a panel discussion at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to discuss the importance of professionalizing the gender and development field through gender training. The panel will explore different approaches to training and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Panelists will also share their experiences creating and administering training for gender and development professionals. The GenderPro@GW program will also be introduced. GenderPro@GW is a capacity building and credentialing program for mid-senior level international development professionals focused on meaningfully integrating gender into international development programs.

RSVP by March 8th to secure your spot!

Does Humanitarian Aid Need a Feminist Facelift?
Women Deliver

Date
Wednesday, March 13 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location
Scandinavia House, Volvo Hall

Details
Women Deliver invites you to attend “Does Humanitarian Aid Need a Feminist Facelift?” – a special side event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM ET at Scandinavia House (Volvo Hall).

There is a growing international consensus that feminist humanitarian action is needed and overdue. Now, more than ever, we must learn from global and local leaders who embody what it means to be a #Humanitarian4Her. By bringing together the humanitarian community and local women-focused civil society organizations, this event will share guidance, best practices, and solutions for creating a humanitarian system that places girls and women at the center.

Kindly RSVP to humanitarian@womendeliver.org no later than March 1, 2019. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Leaving No One Behind: UHC and Access to Safe Abortion
IPAS and International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations (IFMSA)

Time

Thursday, March 14 12:30 PM

Location

The Armenian Convention Center, Vartan Hall
630 Second Avenue

Friday, March 15, 2019

Empowerment and Rights of Refugee Women and Girls: Essential for Peace and Development
Women’s Refugee Commission

Time

Friday, March 15 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Location

UN Church Center, Tenth Floor
777 United Nations Plaza

The Women’s Refugee Commission will host two parallel events during CSW. Please note, these events do not require a ticket and are accessible to non-UN badge holders. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details on program and co-organizers will be shared closer to the event. In the meantime, you may contact WRCevents@wrcommission.org with questions.

An Empowerment Approach to Preventing & Responding to Child, Early and Forced Marriage in the MENA Region
Permanent Mission of Jordan to the UN and hosted by UNFPA, Arab Women Organization of Jordan and CARE MENA Regional Office 

Time

Friday, March 15 12:30 doors, program 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location

UNFPA 605 Third Ave
New York, NY (between 39th and 40th St)

This event will explore best practices and challenges in addressing child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in humanitarian contexts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; reflecting on good practices, challenges and ways forward to build on the respective contributions of local women’s groups, international humanitarian agencies and national and local government actors. Participating NGOs from the region include: Arab Women Organisation (Jordan), Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL); ACT/NotBefore18 Coalition (Egypt); KARAMA GBV Arab Network.

Contact
Khatuna Madurashvili, khatuna.madurashvili@care.org RSVP Link: https://bit.ly/2TjwjOM

Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action–No More Excuses!
Women’s Refugee Commission

Time

Friday, March 15 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Location

UN Church Center, Tenth Floor
777 United Nations Plaza

The Women’s Refugee Commission will host two parallel events during CSW. Please note, these events do not require a ticket and are accessible to non-UN badge holders. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details on program and co-organizers will be shared closer to the event. In the meantime, you may contact WRCevents@wrcommission.org with questions.

Monday, March 18

Influential Women’s Movement Championing Social Protection Advocacy on Unpaid Care Work
Uganda Women’s Network and Oxfam

Time
Monday, March 18 10:30 AM

Location
Church Center for the United Nations Drew Room


Sessions Related to Humanitarian and Development Settings

For more information, please visit the full program here

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • Addressing Refugee Needs of Women and Children in Africa
    Pink Africa Foundation and Church Girl Publication

    8:00 AM
    The Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall

  • Strengthening social protection systems to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality
    Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    UN Women, 220 East 42nd Street

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • Refugee Women Need Social Protection in the Arab Region
    GAWFC

    12:30 PM
    The Armenian Convention Center Guild Hall

  • Humanitarian Aid: The Great Equalizer
    LDS Charities UNICEF USA

    2:30 PM
    Salvation Army Downstairs

  • Social Protection for Women and Girls in Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations
    Femmes Africa Soldarite (FAS) Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC)

    2:30 PM
    The Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall

  • We have Names and are not Numbers: The Failure to Uphold Basic Human Rights of People on the Move
    Church World Service

    4:30 PM
    The Armenian Convention Center Yerevan Hall

  • Providing Social Services and Protection to Women in Conflict Zones
    U.S. National Committee for UN Women National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Nigeria

    6:15 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Second Floor

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Pathways to Peace: How Women’s Land Rights Promote Sustainable Post-Conflict Development
    MADRE NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

    10:30 AM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Eighth Floor
  • Women and Girl-Child Empowerment: A key to Sustainable Development
    Pan-American Pan-African Association Inc.

    10:30 AM

    Church Center for the United Nations, Drew Room

  • Meaningful Participation: Going ‘Beyond Consultations’ with Women Affected by Conflict
    Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS), Women for Women International

    2:30 PM

    4 West 43rd Street, Blue Room

  • Lifelines: The Literature of Human Rights
    Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)

    6:15 PM

    The Armenian Convention Center, Vartan Hall

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • Women’s Meaningful Participation in Ensuring Peace and Security
    The Journalists and Writers Foundation

    8:30 AM
    4 W 43rd Street Social Hall

  • Venezuela Women’s Social Protection & Services in Crisis
    WUNRN-Women’s UN Report Network and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

    12:30 PM
    4 W 43rd Street Green Room

  • Leave No One Behind! Migrant Women’s Access to Social Protection
    United Methodist Women

    12:30 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations Second Floor

  • Women/Girl-Child Empowerment: A Key to Sustainable Development
    The YWCA of Nigeria

    2:30 PM
    4 W 43rd Street Blue Room

  • Refuge Denied: Women in Crisis at the US/Mexico Border
    YWCA USA Hispanics in Philanthropy

    6:15 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations Second Floor

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Gender Responsive Social Protection in Conflict Affected Settings
    Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange

    8:30 AM
    4 W 43rd Street Green Room

  • Civil Society Contributions to the Integration of Refugee Women
    Set Them Free

    8:30 AM
    Church Center for the United Nations Tenth Floor

  • Women As Survivors of Conflicts
    Advocates of Silenced Turkey

    10:30 AM
    4 W 43rd Street Aqua Room

  • Empowering Women and Girl Migrants and Refugees Through Weekend Schools
    Dialog Institute Southwest Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association International (PPSEAWA)

    10:30 AM
    Church Center for the United Nations Tenth Floor

  • Imposed Borders: Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls During Migration
    American Indian Law Alliance Tonatierra

    12:30 PM
    4 W 43rd Street Blue Room

  • Film Presentation: “Activating Women Participation in Politics for Sustainable Development” Global Empowerment Movement Corporation

    6:15 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations Eighth Floor

March 16 – 21, 2019

  • Hear Her: Narrative Programs & Platforms Inspiring Sustainable Development
    Footage Foundation and SayItForward.org

    March 16 2:30 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Tenth Floor

  • Menstrual Hygiene Management and Women Empowerment: Impact on SDGs
    Health Aid For All Initiative (HAFAI)

    March 18 8:30 AM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Tenth Floor

  • Encouragement of Refugee Women to Gain Their Economic Independence
    Raindrop of Dallas-Youth Dialogue Club The Hope Center

    March 20 6:15 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Eighth Floor

  • Empowering Women Economically and Socially to Increase their Participation in Sustainable Development
    International Muslim Women’s Union

    March 20 12:30 PM
    Salvation Army Downstairs

  • Youth, Gender and Sustainable Development Goals: Stories Out of Nigeria
    Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI) and Children, Youth and Women Empowerment Initiative (CHIYOWO)

    March 21 6:15 PM
    Church Center for the United Nations, Eighth Floor