Tue11Mar20144:30 pmUNCC, New York City
- to draw attention to the widespread use of gender-based violence as a political weapon in violation of International Human Rights Conventions.
- to discuss what Governments/NGO’s could and should do to combat and prevent this through the implementation and monitoring of UN SC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its subsequent resolutions.
- to formulate a recommendation on the outcome of the discussion.
NB. We also want to emphasise how empowerment, participation and leadership of women can protect against and prevent violence.
- Hibaaq Osman, Director KARAMA : on the situation in the MENA Region and its solution.
- Speaker on the situation in the Congo and other countries South of the Sahara and its solution.
- Mr Jan Reynders, MenEngage or another member of MenEngage on the situation and role of men.
- Government speaker on the importance of NAP 1325 (National Action Plans).
- Ms Horeya Megahed, IAW Representative at the Arab League on the role of the Arab League.
- Speaker on the role of the Council of Europe
1. Director of KARAMA Ms Hibaaq Osman
2. President of International Alliance of Women Ms Joanna Manganara.
Wed12Mar20148:30 amV-Hall, Armenian Convention Center, New York City
Speakers will include representatives from South Africa, Cameroon and India
Thu13Mar20142:30 pmUNCC, New York City
The International Alliance of Women (IAW) is hosting a side event on the financial crisis, recession and women, which will take place in New York City during the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 10–21 March 2014.
Sun30Mar2014Sat05Apr2014Around the World
*What's the Problem?*
_Catcalls, sexist comments, public masturbation, groping, stalking, and
assault. Gender-based street harassment
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makes public places uncomfortable and frightening for many girls, women,
and LGBQT people. It limits their access to public spaces.
*_What is It?
_*Meet Us On the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week is an
opportunity to collectively raise awareness that street harassment
happens and that it is unacceptable. Hundreds of groups and thousands of
people in multiple countries participate every year.
The campaign is sponsored by IAW
Thu12Jun2014Sun15Jun2014All dayMalmö, Sweden
Thu02Oct2014Wed08Oct2014All daySion, Switzerland
Hosting society: adf/svf
Oct 2: Arrivals and registration
Oct 3 - 5: Meetings
Oct 6 - 7: Visit to the UN in Geneva and other places of interest
Oct 8: Departures
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, and its partner organizations, will host an NGO Forum as part of the UNECE ( United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Regional Review of Beijing+20 (Geneva, 6-7 Nov. 2014).This NGO Forum will examine the 12 critical areas of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, to review progress made, remaining gaps and existing challenges. The Forum will also identify emerging women’s issues brought on by a changing world and seek government accountability for their commitments made to women’s rights, equality and empowerment initiatives. The outcome of the NGO Forum will feed into the ECE Regional Review Process and contribute to the Global Beijing+20 Report, as well as, the post-MDG agenda.
Mon03Nov2014Wed05Nov2014GenevaOn the invitation of the ECE NGO Forum in Geneva Joanna Manganara speaks at the round table on the BPof A area of concern: Women in the Economy.
Mon24Nov2014Wed10Dec2014All dayGlobal event
From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World:
Let's Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence
Tue25Nov2014All dayNew York
Hosted by UN Women as part of The Secretary General's UNiTE campaign, in commemoration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (25 November).
This year's activities are focused on generating action and awareness at a general level.
The schedule of commemorative day events is as follows:
24 November: Both the Empire State Building and the UN building will be lit up in orange to draw attention to the issue.
25 November: A commemorative event will be hosted from 10am - 12pm in the ECOSOC chamber. The event will feature live performances that highlight the importance of taking the "UN to the streets," as well as a celebration of the work that has already been accomplished.
25 November: Panel Discussion, “Violence against Women: Best Laws and Policies - Learning from the winners of the 2014 Future Policy Award” from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium.
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.
Mon14Mar2016Thu24Mar2016All dayNew York
NGO CSW60 Forum - Key Dates
The NGO CSW60 FORUM will take place in New York simultaneously with the 60thSession of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW60) from 14 to 24 MARCH 2016. The Priority theme for CSW60 is: "Women's empowerment and its link to sustainable development." For more information on the NGO CSW60 Forum check the NGO CSW/NY website (NGOCSW.ORG) regularly and for information regarding the Commission:
ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND THE NGO CSW60 FORUM (INCLUDING PARALLEL EVENTS, REGIONAL CAUCUSES, MORNING BRIEFINGS) IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER.
- Online Free Registration to ATTEND: will open on 2 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline to register is 7 MARCH, 2016
- Online Registration & Application for PARALLEL EVENTS: will open on 2 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline is 11 DECEMBER, 2015
- Online Registration for CONSULTATION DAY (tentative date, Sunday, 13 March 2016): will open on 8 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline to register is 7 MARCH, 2016
- Online Registration for NGO RECEPTION (tentative date, Tuesday, 15 March 2016): will open on 8 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline to register is 7 MARCH, 2016
- Online Registration for NGO CSW WOMEN’S RIGHTS MARCH (tentative date, Friday, 18 March 2016): will open on 8 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline to register is 7 MARCH, 2016
- Online Registration for HANDBOOK ADS will open on 8 NOVEMBER, 2015 and
- the deadline for Print Ads is 31 JANUARY 2016
- the deadline for Online Ads is 7 MARCH, 2016
- Online Registration for the ARTISAN FAIR will open on 8 NOVEMBER, 2015 and the deadline is 31 JANUARY 2016.
- Note: there will be a $25.00 fee to register.
Wed23Mar20166.30 - 8.30 pmGA Building - Conference Room 6
Tue08Nov2016Wed16Nov2016All dayVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Programme and agenda
Action programme documents:
Mon13Mar2017Fri24Mar2017UN Headquarters, New York
- Priority theme:
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
- Review theme:
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
- Emerging issue/Focus area:
The empowerment of indigenous women
- See more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017
- Priority theme:
Tue14Mar201712.30 - 14.00CCUN 2nd Floor, New York City
Wed15Mar201714.30 - 15.45UN Church Center Harding room
IAW CONGRESS HOSTED BY CYPRUS
Dear friends, members of the International Alliance of Women, greetings from Cyprus.
It is with great pleasure our organization has accepted to host the IAW Congress, which will take place next October on the 20th until 28th, 2017.
The Pancyprian Movement Equal Rights-Equal Responsibilities, was introduced in 1978 and is an Affiliate Member of IAW since 1980.
The organization’s aims are the complete equality between men and women in all sectors, the ELIMINATION of violence against women and children, trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, narcotics and poverty in our country and the rest of the world as well.
Cyprus, the southernmost country in Europe, based on the European institutions, offers protection to all of the island’s visitors. There is a significant number of airline companies that connect the country with the rest of the world, and there are hotels for all kinds of budgets that offer a luxury stay in the island.
The visitors can enjoy the lovely beaches for swimming 9 months a year, tours to significant archeological sites, in Nicosia’s medieval walls and buildings and in numerous museums according to a person’s interests.
For conference purposes and the stay of the participants, we have managed to book in a four star hotel where a meal will be offered including a drink at a very good price and tea/coffee all the day long. The hotel is situated at walking distance from the old city of Nicosia. Therefore, when the conference work is over, participants could walk down the city alleys, buy souvenirs from “Laiki Gitonia”, visit galleries or enjoy a dinner in several restaurants and taverns. There, you can find a variety of different food like Asian, Chinese, Italian, American and of course the traditional Cypriot delicious food.
We are also organizing an excursion to Paphos, which is the European Capital of Culture for 2017. In Paphos you can find the perfectly preserved mosaics in the huge archaeological site. Moreover, we will visit Kolossi’s medieval tower and Kourio, where an ancient theatre has survived, with excellent acoustic and sounding.