AP NGO CSW EVENT : CSW 65th Webinar – Women’s Effective Participation in Decision Making


In preparation for  of CSW 65th Session the Asia pacific NGO CSW youth committee  worked to present an intergenerational dialogue focussing on  the topic of women’s effective participation at the decision-making level.

This topic is identified as one of the 12 critical areas of the BPfA, from which we are seeing the impact of as women continue to rise up through the ranks and be significant parts of the political, economic, and corporate power structures of the region.  We know that when women are represented at the decision-making level it possesses a positive chain reaction. It has been shown that when women engage with the political system in local, state, or national levels of government it brings forth higher female voter turnout, and a stronger focus on the improvement of social services. In the private sector we see it when women take managerial positions there comes an increase of profit.  However, in the Asia Pacific region women’s representation at the decision-making level remains lagging to the global average. under the 25-year review of the BPfA it highlighted the need to accelerate the closing of gaps to ensure that women can access these roles without stigma, stereotypes, or negative norms.

This inter-generational webinar brings exceptional leaders together to  discuss what they have experienced, what continues to challenge and perhaps even what has improved or developed in the process.

To view the video of this event please click here 





AP NGO CSW Webinar – Women’s Effective Participation in Decision Making

As we approach UN CSW 65th Session, the Asia Pacific NGO CSW youth team would like to invite you to join us in conversation for our Women’s Effective Participation in Decision-Making webinar.  We will discuss the challenges, developments and improvements impacting the effective participation of women at the decision making level.

Please see flyer below for event details.   Registration is essential

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Questions are encouraged and we ask that you share any thoughts, comments and queries for our panelists through the google form here.
This event will be recorded and posted online and if possible will be livestreamed on the corresponding facebook page.

Honoring Feminist Strength in Times of Crisis – Virtual Film Premiere

This arrived from the IWHC …

Honoring Feminist Strength in Times of Crisis
Join Us Online To See Noelene’s Story

Watch the trailer now and join us for the premiere on 4/22!

On the day we would have gathered for IWHC’s Annual Dinner, join us online for a special film premiere celebrating our 2020 Joan B. Dunlop Honoree: Noelene Nabulivou. Be the first to see Noelene’s story and learn about her work advancing the health and rights of women, girls, LGBTQI people, and those most marginalized during times of crisis. While we can’t gather in person this year, we hope you’ll join our community online and celebrate the power and importance of women’s movements at this critical time.

Virtual Film Premiere
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
12 pm ET | 9 am PT (USA)

Watch the Trailer

Set a Reminder for the Online Premiere

The film will be streamed through the RSVP link and will remain live after the event time.

IWHC Joan B. Dunlop Award 2020
Noelene Nabulivou, Fiji

Co-Founder, Diverse Voices for Action and Equality (DIVA)

Noelene Nabulivou is a feminist grassroots organizer, policy analyst, activist, advocate, and movement-builder from Fiji. For over 35 years, Noelene has worked to affirm and protect universal human rights, and advance transformative approaches to gender, social, economic, ecological, and climate justice. She is the co-founder and outgoing political adviser of Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, a Fijian feminist collective led by lesbian, bisexual, transmasculine, and gender-nonconforming people that concentrates work in urban poor communities, rural, and remote constituencies of Fiji, and works with/for all women and people in the Pacific and globally.

I am so excited to share this film with you and can’t wait to see our community come together online. See you tomorrow!

Françoise Girard
President, IWHC

UN Women choose Civil Society Advisory Group to the Core Group – Generation Equality (2020)

Civil Society Advisory Group to the Core Group

At the end of August, the 21-members of  Advisory Group to the Core Group (Advisory Group) were chosen by UN Women for the Generation Equality Forum.

The Civil Society Advisory Group to the Core Group (Advisory Group) will serve as the representative of civil society’s priorities for the Generation Equality Forum by guaranteeing participation on a co-equal basis of civil society with the other members of the Core Group.

The Advisory Group will champion civil society’s vision, inputs and expected outcomes of the Beijing+25 process by channelling information & opportunities from the Core Group. The Advisory Group will represent the diverse global women’s rights movement by consulting with the Advisory Working Group regularly.

Find the names and bios of the 21 Advisory Group members here.