Honoring Feminist Strength in Times of Crisis – Virtual Film Premiere

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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)

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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.

 

 

 

 

Updates on the ESCAP Asia Pacific Regional Review on Beijing +25 – November, 2019

Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Beijing+25 Review

27 – 29 November, 2019, UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review will bring together Ministers and senior officials from relevant line Ministries (Ministries of Women, National Planning, Finance), civil society and other key stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific region to

  • identify key strategic areas and actions required to overcome barriers to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • provide a platform to highlight innovative solutions and exchange good practices and lessons learned on strategies for change.
  • invigorate the momentum to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women through increased engagement with stakeholders of all ages.

Call for Proposals for Side events and Exhibitions

Side events and exhibitions will provide space to share knowledge and experience as well as to showcase good practices, innovative initiatives and cutting edge thinking to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Call for proposals for side events and exhibitions is inviting interested Member States, UN partners, Civil Society, Academia and international organizations to submit concept notes using the downloadable template by 20 August 2019.

More information can be found here: https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/asia-pacific-regional-review-25th-anniversary-beijing-declaration

Update on Beijing + 25

CSW64 / Beijing+25 (2020)

In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2020 is therefore a pivotal year for the accelerated realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere.

The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is planned to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

Themes

The main focus of the session will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly. The review will include an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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 64th session (2020) of the Commission on the Status of Women comprises the following members:

  • H.E. Mr. Mher Margaryan (Armenia), Chair (Eastern European States Group)
  • Mr. Mohammed S. Marzooq (Iraq), Vice-Chair (Asia-Pacific States Group)
  • Ms. Jo Feldman (Australia), Vice-Chair (Western European and other States Group)
  • Ms. Nora Bellout (Algeria), Vice-Chair (African States Group)
  • Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group) – to be designated

Preparations

  • National-level reviews: States are called upon to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of the progress made and challenges encountered.
  • Regional 25-year review processes: The regional commissions of the United Nations are invited to undertake regional reviews and convene regional intergovernmental meetings. These will feed into the sixty-fourth session of the Commission.