The International Civil Society Action Network and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders are pleased to have organized/co-organized multiple events in conjunction with CSW57 in New York City starting March 4, 2013. A full list of ICAN/GNWP sponsored events is below. All events are free and open to the public (some may require RSVPs).

You can follow the events all week @whatthewomensay and @GNWP_GNWP.

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Monday, 4 March 2013

Title of Event: Violence-free Life for Women and Girls: Best Practices from Uganda
Description: Women activists from Uganda will present innovative approaches to addressing violence against women and girls in Uganda.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Center for Women in Governance, Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, United Nations Population Fund, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 4, 2013 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Y Room)


Title of Event: Implementation of the UNSCR 1325: Experiences from Latin America
Description: Panel discussion will focus on the level of implementation of UNSCR 1325/Women, Peace and Security agenda in Latin America. It will also identify the best practices and the challenges that the region faces in the implementation; as well as possible collaborative efforts and sharing of resources in data collection and technical support towards better implementation.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN
Date and Time: March 4, 2013 – 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: North Lawn Building (Conference room B)


Title of Event: Human Security – what does it mean for women survivors of violence in India?
Description: Panel will cover the issues of violence against women in India with specific reference to women affected by conflict and other structural factors. In addition, it will seek to bring in critical reflections of UNSCR 1325 and the need for a National Action Plan in India. Two publications (Critical reflections on 1325 & Research report on violence against women) will be released at the event.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Women in Governance- India, Cordaid, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 4, 2013 – 12:30 pm-2:00pm
Location: Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Y Room)


Title of Event: Conversation Circle on Peace and Security/Violence against Women and Girls
Description: A meeting for all CSW participants aimed at organizing civil society inputs to the CSW Agreed Conclusions from the women and peace and security and violence against women perspectives. This meeting will also identify lobbying strategies to ensure that the perspectives of women peace activists and women human rights defenders are reflected in the Agreed Conclusions.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Date and Time: March 4, 2013 – 2:30 pm-4:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (2nd Floor)


Title of Event: UN Security Council Resolution #1325 – What lies ahead
Description: Panel discussion will identify the best practices and challenges in implementing 1325 and supporting WPS resolutions.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN;  Permanent Mission of Estonia the UN; International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders; NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Armenian Relief Society Inc.
Date and Time: March 4, 2013 – 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (Auditorium)


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Title of Event: Violence, Economics and War: From Theory to Action
Description: Panel will examine the impact of “resource wars” on civilian populations. Women activists will discuss the challenges that women and their communities face, analyze the intersectionality between violence, economics and war, and discuss how to implement innovative solutions.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: United Methodist Women, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 5, 2013 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (2nd Floor)


Title of Event: The Role of Security Sector and Justice System in DRC: What are the Challenges in Promoting Gender Equality and Eliminating Sexual Violence
Description: Presentation will focus on the working conditions of women and men employed in the security (military & police) and the justice system in DRC. It will include an exhibit of pictures and a display of brochures related to the work of military spouses and former combatants.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: CJR 1325, Cordaid, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 5, 2013 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (Drew Room, Ground Floor)


Title of Event: Women under Siege, New and Emerging Forms of Violence against Women in the MENA Region
Description: Presentations will focus on the new and emerging forms of violence against women in the MENA Region. It will feature speakers from the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Association For Women’s Rights in Development
Date and Time: March 5, 2013 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (2nd Floor)


Title of Event: Women peace building and countering violent extremism
Description: Panel will discuss the vital role of women in countering violent extremism and building peace and how the involvement of women in security policies and governance is pivotal for conflict prevention and peace building.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Cordaid, Women’s Learning Partnership, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 5, 2013 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017(2nd Floor)


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Title of Event: Media as an Instrument in Fighting Violence Against Women in Conflict-Affected Settings
Description: Panel discussion will illustrate how media could be used effectively to end violence against women in conflict-affected settings.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Peace is Loud & Fork Films; World YWCA; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Date and Time: March 6, 2013 – 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Y Room)

 Thursday, 7 March 2013

Title of Event: Tradition, Culture, and Religion: Affirming existing human rights agreements to strengthen the efforts to eradicate violence against women
Description: Session will discuss increased concerns around the use of tradition, culture, or religion within the human rights system and across regions in ways which undermine the universality of rights and discuss the existing human rights agreements and tools which affirm the right to live a life free of violence.

Main Sponsoring Organizations/Presenters: Association For Women’s Rights in Development, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Decidir Mexico
Date and Time: March 7, 2013 – 12:30pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (1st Floor)

 


 Title of Event: Vision and Voice: What the Women Say – Findings from the First Regional MENA/South Asia Women’s Rights, Peace, and Security Forum
Description: Presentation will draw on the key findings from the first regional MENA/South Asia Women’s Rights, Peace, and Security Forum.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: The International Peace Institute, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN
Date and Time: March 7, 2013 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (12th Floor)


 Monday, 11 March 2013

 Title of Event: Gender-Based Violence and Access to Justice After the Liberian Civil War
Description: Panel will focus on issues of gender-based violence in Liberia and the process of accessing justice.
Main Sponsoring Organizations: Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia, International Civil society Action Network/Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Date and Time: March 11, 2013 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Church Center for the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (Boss Room, 8th Floor)


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 Wednesday, 06 March 2013

 Title of Event: Discussion on the Gender, Peace and Security in the Post-2015 Development Framework

Description: This side event provides key stakeholders with an opportunity to: further discuss the rationale for gender-responsive approaches to conflict, fragility and state building an review progress to date; and discuss and explore the practicality of and concrete steps towards a gender-responsive peace and security focus in the post-2015 framework.

Main Sponsoring Organizations: Cordaid, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Date and Time:
March 6, 2013 – 3:00-5:00 pm
Location:
Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN, 666 Third Avenue ( 19th Floor)

RSVP: Please RSVP to nyv-rsvp@minbuza.nl (Seats are limited)

For more information on the above events, please contact: Lauren von Eckartsberg: lauren.gnwp@gmail.com or visit the GNWP website: www.gnwp.org

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