Equal Rights – Equal Responsibilities

Events

  • Mon
    09
    Mar
    2015
    Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015
    All dayNew York

    CSW59/Beijing+20 (2015)

    The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, tentatively scheduled for 9-20 March 2015.

    Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session. The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action

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  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    4:30 pmCC UN, New York - Boss Room

     Lessons Learnt from Women Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide 

    Senior Researcher Torild Skard, , IAW, Norway, presents her new book

     “Women of power – half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide” (Bristol: Policy Press).

     Skard analyses the careers of 73 women in 53 countries to find out how women managed to go to the top, and if their role as top leaders made a difference to women?  

    Discussion:

    The findings of the book and policies to increase the number of women in the top leadership worldwide will be discussed by

    Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, UNDP, (tbc)

    Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, US,

    Portia Simpson-Miller,  Prime Minister of Jamaica (tbc)

     

    Moderator:  Joanna Manganara, President, International Alliance of Women (IAW)

     

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015
    6:15 pmCC UN, New York - 10th Floor

    DEEDS – NO WORDS
    IMPLEMENTING CEDAW & UN SC RESOLUTION 1325

    WOMEN – PEACE – SECURITY 

    Keynote speaker:
    Prof. Marilou McPhedran, Director Institute for Internat. Women’s Rights,Winnipeg
    Legal Framework CEDAW & UN SC Res.1325

    Discussants:

    Mavic Cabrera Balleza, Philippines, Global Coordinator of Global Network of Women Peacebuilders:
    Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a weapon of war

    Hibaaq Osman, Cairo, CEO El-Karama
    Women as agents in conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace building and reconstruction of societies

    Eva Nagy, Norway, International Institute for Peace Education (tbc)
    Educating for conflict prevention and resolution

    Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General Council of Europe (tbc)
    Council of Europe / EU South Programme 

    Moderator. Rosy Weiss, Honorable President of IAW

    Co-chairs: Joanna Manganara, President IAW

        Hibaaq Osman, Founder and CEO El-Karama  

    Co-sponsor:
    El– Karama, Cairo

     

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    10:30 amCC UN, New York

    Why the future of economics and economic development must be feminist. 

    Objective

    This side-event will gather a panel of feminist economists to reflect on how can insights from feminist economics inform policies  and contribute to the realization of women's social and economic rights?

    Background/motivation
    The distribution of resources remains gendered and processes of change, including economic crises, neoliberal reforms, welfare state retrenchment  and globalization, have huge gendered impacts.

    Today feminist economics has become an academic field of its own, which is an important source of theory, methods, tools and empirical evidence, necessary for policies and models to assure ending the economic discrimination against women.

    Speakers

    Edith Kuiper, Economics Department & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    State University of New York at New Paltz:
    Women and Gender are Core to the Field

    Marilyn Power, Sarah Lawrence University
    Social provisioning as a starting point for feminist economics

    Jennifer Olmsted, Dept of Economics and Director of Middle East studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA.
    Challenging the Humanitarian/Development Divide Through a Feminist Economics Lens

    Tulay Atay Avsar-Ana, Anadolu University, Turkey
    -Title: To be confirmed

    Margunn Bjørnholt, Policy and Social Research AS:
    New advances, new policies: theory, activism and policynaking

     

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2015
    Sun
    11
    Oct
    2015
    All dayParis

    Much to the regret of the Union of Kuwaiti Women and IAW as a whole the International Meeting cannot be held  in Kuwait. The situation in the region is too unstable.

    Instead the meeting will be held in Paris

    The International Meeting is the meeting where Presidents of the member organizations of IAW meet with members of the Board to exchange views, plan policies and make decisions for Congress in 2016. 

    This International Meeting will also include a seminar

    All members of IAW are welcome to attend the meeting. We look forward to getting the advice and input from any member who wishes to contribute.

  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2015
    1.15 - 2.45 p.mPalais des Nations, UN, Geneva, outside conference room XVI
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