NGO CSW/NY is a global platform for the voices and leadership of feminists and women’s rights organisations. Annually the organisation facilitates the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic the entire forum will be run online from the 15th-26th of March 2021.
The theme for this year’s Asia Pacific NGO Consultation day is Women’s Effective Participation in Decision Making and the Future of Feminism in the region.
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.
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