UN CSW65 Live & Online

The 2021 UN CSW65 events will take place from March 15 – 26, 2021, online and open to everyone worldwide.

(Last year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women event was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic.) This year’s CSW 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 the empowerment of all women and girls.”

ICJW’s UN representatives are active in the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW/NY), which is a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. Every year, the NGO CSW/NY organizes the civil society side of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Forum runs parallel events to those occurring within the United Nations Headquarters. This provides civil society the opportunity to engage in the processes and events of CSW. During the two weeks of CSW65 (March 16-24), NGO CSW/NY has organized more than 600 virtual events that inform, engage and inspire grassroots efforts and advocacy that empower women and girls. They have set up a Virtual Forum during the week of March 15-26 which you are free to attend.

Madeleine Brecher points out that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ICJW members around the world to “attend” the NGO CSW Forum without traveling to New York! In the past, only 20 ICJW members could sign up to become ICJW delegates to CSW. This year, you can register to be an NGO CSW Virtual Forum Advocate for free!  While donations of $25 or $50 are appreciated to help run the office and cover expenses for the Forum, you don’t have to donate to register as an Advocate. Click on the following link to register:

Register to become an Advocate for the
2-week CSW session (March 16-24)

ICJW members are invited to register now in order to attend any or all of the online events. A short time after you register, you will receive an email welcoming you as an advocate and giving you the GREEN link to the CSW Forum Virtual Platform. You can attend any and all the events listed in the Agenda, communicate with other advocates on the platform and more. All the parallel events are under the top Blue Banner entitled Schedule.

Here is a 5-minute YouTube video on CSW65 Advocate Training to help you with the sign-up process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB-wXRhpqqM/

ICJW’s Partner Events at CSW65

Every year, ICJW co-sponsors one or more side events, together with other women’s NGOs and national delegations. We have developed strong partnerships with many international women’s organizations over the years and hosted some excellent events.

2021 Side Event: A Virtual Presentation Skills Workshop:
“WOMEN…Speak Up!!”
March 17th @ 1PM EST

Click here to download the flyer for this event

To find and register for this co-sponsored ICJW virtual event (after registering on the CSW platform) find the drop-down box under Schedule and click on Agenda. Then go to Wednesday March 17 at 1:00 PM New York time.  Scroll down until you see “A Virtual Presentation Skills Workshop: WOMEN…Speak Up!!”  with Jenni Prisk. Click on the box and more information about the event will come up. You should register for the event by clicking on the green sign-in box to the right and your name will be listed as an attendee.

We have over 60 people signed up already and we are hoping that this will be a sell-out event with participants all over the globe!