World YWCA Delegation at the Virtual CSW65

A diverse delegation of more than 50 leaders are joining the World YWCA to actively engage at the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place from 15 to 26 March 2021. 

Given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW65 will be drastically different compared to other years. Most of the events will be held virtually and no CSW65 ground passes will be issued. However, as an organization with consultative ECOSOC status, the World YWCA is seizing this opportunity to virtually engage in CSW65 general discussion, lead and participate in interactive dialogues and campaigns, and actively advocate during formal and informal meetings while engaging on social media at the same time. We truly want to dig into the power of the YWCA movement! 

With the priority theme being “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls”, the YWCA leaders are ready to share their expertise and experience, network and collaborate for strong and powerful call to actions. The review theme of the year is Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. 

Stay tuned for more information about our participation at CSW65 on this dedicated page where we will be sharing updates, resources and more!

CSW65 in a nutshell

When: 15 to 26 March 2021

What time? The CSW65 regular sessions  will be held in New York, EST time zone from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here to consult and convert this time zone to yours!

How: Virtually in the United Nations INDICO platform for CSW65 sessions and at NGO – CSW Forum platform for civil society side events. Click here to register to the NGO – CSW Forum and here to see a tutorial on how to navigate the platform. 

Resources

The priority theme is “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls”. The review theme of the year is Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. 

Get ready for CSW, on NGO CSW platform and explore all the virtual Parallel Events

Save the date! 

For the following events at NGO-CSW Forum:

Diversity as a Driver: LGBTQI inclusion in feminist and social movements (lead by World YWCA and YWCA Australia) – 16 March 2021 at 01:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone (EDT) – Click here to check your time zone.

Economic Empowerment and Response to COVID-19 (lead by YWCA Palestine) – 17 March 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 am Eastern Time Zone (EDT) *YWCA Palestine will also be part of the Artisan’s fair at NGO CSW platform. Click here to check your time zone.

Young women’s Beijing+25 initiatives: experiences in Japan (lead by YWCA Japan) – 26 March 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 am Eastern Time Zone (EDT). Click here to check your time zone.

We urge you to register, read and watch videos on how to make the most of the NGO CSW platform this year.


If you need more information, please send an email to worldoffice@worldywca.thinkbluedata.com