CSW 65-2021

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Themes & Bureau


The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women CSW 65 will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021.

  • Priority theme: Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls;
  • Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of CSW 60)
  • Bureau

The Bureau of the Commission plays a crucial role in facilitating the preparation for, and in ensuring the successful outcome of the annual sessions of the Commission. Bureau members serve for two years. In 2002, in order to improve its work and ensure continuity, the Commission decided to hold the first meeting of its subsequent session, immediately following the closure of the regular session, for the sole purpose of electing the new Chairperson and other members of the Bureau (ECOSOC decision 2002/234). 

The Bureau for the 65th session (2021) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members: 

  • H.E. Mr. Mher Margaryan (Armenia), Chair (Eastern European States Group)
  • Ms. Jo Feldman (Australia), Vice-Chair (Western European and other States Group)
  • Ms. Ahlem Sara Charikhi (Algeria), Vice-Chair (African States Group)
  • Mr. Na Sang Deok (Republic of Korea), Vice-Chair (Asia-Pacific States Group)
  • Vice-Chair for the Latin American and Caribbean States Group; to be nominated

News


January 19, 2020

Virtual Platform Training for Parallel Event Organizers

Are you organizing one of the 640+ Parallel Events for the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum? Not sure how to best utilize our virtual platform for your event? Join us for a training session specifically for Parallel Event organizers! We'll be going over how to utilize the platform to host your event, as well as how to promote your event and organization, and engage with Advocates and attendees.

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The training will be recorded and disseminated after the event for those who cannot attend or those who need a refresher.

See also Tutorial for Organziers (scroll to Videos) or watch on YouTube.


January 10, 2021

Participation at CSW 65-2021

CSW65 - March 15-26, 2021

Women in Public Life - Equal Participation in Decision Making - End Violence - Achieve Gender Equality - #csw65


Information Video

How to participate at CSW 65 from March, 15-26, 2021 


Registering as Advocate

www.ngocsw.org

 

Registering as Representatives

If you would like to attend as representative, please fill out this form before January 31, 2021. It goes to Catherine Bosshart

 

Important:

All representatives have to deliver after CSW 65 a short report of their experience until April 30, 2021

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


December 12, 2020

Mark your calendars! To help Parallel Event organizers navigate our virtual platform and manage their virtual events, we will be hosting a training on 20 January 2021. More information will follow.

Find here a Tutorial for Parallel Event Organizers

PARALLEL EVENTS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Parallel Events application deadline has

been extended to 28 December 2020

 

Any NGO can apply as long as their proposed event is relevant to the CSW65 themes or the Generation Equality Forum. Your organization does not have to be ECOSOC-accredited to host a Parallel Event.

Priority theme: Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls;

Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)


December 12, 2020

REGISTER TO BECOME A NGO CSW65 VIRTUAL FORUM ADVOCATE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM.

Use the platform as an advocacy tool by seeing who else is registered to the platform and networking with them.

Those who wish to participate in CSW 65 must pay US$25 and then have the status of advocate. Our organization is known at the UN as the International Federation of Business and Professional Women


October 5, 2020

 Expert Group Meeting

Background Papers

  • Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The state of women's participation and decision-making in public life

  • Shireen Hassim, Carleton University; Laurel Weldon, Simon Fraser University; with Srijani Dutta, Federica de Sisto, Helia Doutaghi, Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Amber Lusvardi and Summer Forester.

Women’s Informal Participation in Political and Public Life and Space: Global Trends and Challenges

 

Expert Papers

  • Amani Aruri, Human Rights Activist and Member of the Global Youth Task on Beijing +25 

Advancing youth participation to achieve gender transformative change  

  • Andrew Reynolds, Princeton University 

Lesbian, Bisexual/Pansexual and Trans Women in Elected Office

  • Drude Dahlerup, Professor of Political Science and International Advisor

Temporary Special Measures, Including Gender Quotas - types, usage, and effects

  • Dubravka Šimonović, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Violence Against Women in Politics

  • Fatou Sow, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar & Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) 

Changement sociaux et rôles des mouvements féministes, des organisations de la société civile et des réseaux dans la sensibilisation des femmes à la vie politique et publique (French)

  • Flávia Biroli, Universidade de Brasília (Brazil), Institute of Political Science

Violence against women in politics and public life, democratic backsliding, and far-right politics  

  • Ionica Berevoescu, UN Women; Julie Ballington, UN Women

Women’s Representation in Local Government: A Global Analysis  

  • Jennifer Piscopo, Occidental College

Impact of Women’s Leadership in Public Life and Political Decision-making

  • Lucina Di Meco, Independent Researcher

Online Threats to Women’s Political Participation and The Need for a Multi-Stakeholder, Cohesive Approach to Address Them

  • Melanie M. Hughes, Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL), University of Pittsburgh; Müge Kökten Finkel, Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL), University of Pittsburgh

Women’s Inclusion in Public Administration Decision-making Worldwide: Facing Down the Challenges to Measurement and Data Harmonization  

  • Otilia Lux de Coti, Independent Researcher

Participación y Discriminación de las Mujeres Indígenas y Afrodescendientes (Spanish)

 



Documents



Videos


Chair's Welcome to the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 


NGO CSW65 Orientation Video Series: Introduction 



NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Tutorial Video Series: Advocate Tutorial


NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Tutorial Series: Parallel Event Organizer Tutorial 



NGO CSW65 Virtual Platform Tutorial Series: Exhibitor Tutorial