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Sisters of Frida and CSW60

For information of what the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is, check out our resource on the CSW.

Sisters of Frida will be at the CSW60 – the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

We are going as part of the CSW Alliance and NAWO.

See the NAWO’s Report PDF on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) European Indicators (28th Jan 2016)

You can view the schedule of UN and Gov parallel events on the UN Women website.

For sessions on disabled women:

UN Women, United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (IASG)
Operationalising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Women and Girls with Disabilities
18 March, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Conference Room B – Conference Building (max. capacity: 53)
Contact: fajerman@un.org
A multi-stakeholder informal discussion to discuss and elaborate key priorities for women and girls with disabilities in the context of the operationalization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
– You can view more information on the event page of the UN Women’s website.
UNICEF Disability and Protection Sections, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, UNFPA, Office of the SRSG on Violence Against Children, Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA).
#ENDviolence Against Children and Adolescents with Disabilities
21 March, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
UNICEF House, 3 UN Plaza
As part of the campaign to #ENDviolence against children and adolescents with disabilities (launched on 3 December 2015) and to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, UNICEF and partners are hosting a CSW side event on ending violence against children and adolescents with disabilities (with a focus on girls with disabilities).The event consists of: 20 minute performance of the play “Apple of My Eye”, an original play written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 31 year old Brazilian artist with Down Syndrome. High-level panel discussion on violence, neglect stigma and discrimination against girls and boys with disabilities. ‚ÄčMore detail will be posted on the GPCWD website closer to the event.

CSW Alliance events

Every  day   
UK    NGO    briefing    meeting    9-10    BIC
UK¬†¬† ¬†Gov¬†¬† ¬†briefing¬†¬† ¬†6-7¬†¬† ¬†UK¬†¬† ¬†Mission ‚Äď first¬†¬† ¬†week
Tuesday¬†¬† 15¬†¬† March¬† 10.00 ‚Äst¬† ¬† 11.30¬†¬†¬† BIC
Displaced¬† women and¬† girls¬† ‚Äst the price of gender¬† (NAWO)
6-¬≠‚Äź7.30¬† UK¬† Mission¬† Ambassador‚Äôs reception¬† Invitation only
 Wednesday 16 March
3-¬≠‚Äź4.30¬† Round table with parliamentarians for young people
(IPU, UK NGO CSW Alliance)
Thursday 17th March
10-¬≠‚Äź11.30¬† BIC Women and Water (NAWO)

Time: 2:30 PM Venue: CCUN Boss
Sustainable Development Goals or Sidelining Disabled Girls?: Making SDGs Stand for All Women and Girls (SoF, Women Enabled Int)
3.00-¬≠‚Äź4.30¬†¬†¬† UK¬† Mission Redefining feminism: the voice of young women¬† – SDGs and VAWG what is the legacy? (NAWO)

 Frida 18th March
10-11.30 BIC The real meaning of empowerment – how best to ensure implementation of the SDGs (Advance) (NAWO YWA)
12:30pm,   CCUN Drew room Training in implementation: the role of civil society in making the SDGs Work (Pacific Rim Institure for Development Education) (NAWO YWA)
16:30-¬≠‚Äź18:00¬†¬†¬† CCUN Second Floor¬† ‚ÄėClosing the Gender Gap – From the World Humanitarian Summit to implementation’ (CARE, Government of Jordan, CSW Alliance)
 Thursday   24   12.30   Chapel   CCUN  
A   Dialogue:   Survivors   in   a   disabling   environment:   what   does   empowerment   of  disabled   women  mean   globally?   (Sisters  of  Frida,   Women   Enabled   International,   NAWO)

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