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TakeAction for March 2021: Building human rights

This year, you can attend the NGO CSW Forum


Each year, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session taking place at the UN Headquarters and provides civil society an opportunity to engage in the process.

This year, the NGO CSW Forum is entirely online and registration is available to everyone. It begins on Sunday, March 14th and continues until Friday, March 26th.

Once you register, you can go through the schedule and sign up for particular events.

Some suggestions include:Gender Justice for the UN Decade of Action and GEF (Monday, March 22nd, 12:30pm EDT), sponsored by the Coalition for the UN We Need Justice for Sexual Violence in Conflicts: Challenges and Prospects (Thursday, March 25th, 11am EDT)Staged reading of “Ruined”, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the civil war (Friday, March 19th, 12pm EDT)But there are many events, as well as other ways of interacting with other participants and organizations, including a virtual exhibit hall, an artisan fair, and public forums.

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