Mon09Mar2015Fri20Mar2015All dayNew York
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
Tue10Mar20154:30 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?
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)
Wed11Mar20156:15 pmCC UN, New York - 10th Floor
DEEDS – NO WORDS
IMPLEMENTING CEDAW & UN SC RESOLUTION 1325
WOMEN – PEACE – SECURITY
Prof. Marilou McPhedran, Director Institute for Internat. Women’s Rights,Winnipeg
Legal Framework CEDAW & UN SC Res.1325
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
El– Karama, Cairo
Fri13Mar201510:30 amCC UN, New York
Why the future of economics and economic development must be feminist.
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?
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.
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
Wed30Sep201512.00 - 13.30Room XX111, Palais des Nations , Geneva
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.