IWTC Women's GlobalNet #271

Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide 

By Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

February 20, 2005

IWTC SIDE EVENTS DURING THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN/BEIJING + 10 MEETINGS, February 28-March 11, 2005.

There will be a full calendar of NGO events taking place during the 49th session of the UN CSW and these can be found at the following web site.

<http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Review/english/side-events.htm>.

PLEASE NOTE: The first of the IWTC events listed here will take place pre-CSW on February 26. The NGO Consultation, organized by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, will also take place pre-CSW on February 27.

For further information on the IWTC events, please contact Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, IWTC Senior Programme Officer, at Tel: (1-212) 687-8633 or E-mail <mavic@iwtc.org>.

For information on the NGO Consultation at Barnard College, please contact:

NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, PO Box 3571, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163 USA. Tel: (1-212) 692 0725; Fax: (1- 212) 692 0724; email <ngo_csw_ny@hotmail.com>

IWTC SIDE EVENTS

1. Media Women: Are We Really Invisible?

Type of Event: Workshop.

 

A discussion on the reasons why women and media issues are not considered a priority in the Beijing + 10 processes; an examination of the different factors why there seems to be a diminishing interest in media and information and communication work in the donor community; discussion on the women’s media pool and other women’s media initiatives.

Date and Time: 26th February 2005 - 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Venue: IWTC office -- 3rd Floor, UNCC Building, 777 UN Plaza, between 44th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY.

Confirmed participants: AMARC WIN Africa, APC WNSP, ENAWA/GERT, FEMLINK Pacific/AMARC WIN Asia-Pacific, FEMNET Africa, FIRE, IWTC, Women’s E-news.

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2. An Interactive Exploration of Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Processes Type of Event: Workshop.

 

An interactive online real time voice chat among women involved in peacebuilding processes in Africa and Europe (who are NOT in New York during the 49th UN CSW session) and those who are in New York attending the 49th UN CSW session.

Date and Time: 3rd March 2005; 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Venue: IWTC office -- 3rd Floor, UNCC Building, 777 UN Plaza, between 44th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY.

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3. Bagels and books

Type of Event: breakfast forum /book launch.

 

A series of breakfast fora that provide authors, editors, or the key people behind the publication a venue to interact with the audience.

Instead of the more formal book launches, bagels and books are more intimate and relaxed conversations between the people behind the publication of the book and those who are interested in the subject matter or the works of the authors or editors in general. Bagels and books will have the following themes: 1st March– the Women’s Movement; 4th March– human rights and peace building; 7th March media and ICTs.

Bagels and books will follow a talk show format and IWTC will be working with AMARC, Digitall Future, FEMLINK Pacific, FIRE, and Women’s E-news for the media coverage.

Date and Time: 1st March, 4th March, and 7th March 2005; 9 – 10 a.m.

Venue: IWTC office -- 3rd Floor, UNCC Building, 777 UN Plaza, between 44th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY.

Partial list of featured publication titles:

* Developing Power--How women transformed international development edited by Irene Tinker and Arvonne S. Fraser. (This book includes a chapter by former IWTC Executive Director Anne S Walker on IWTC activism over 20 years at the United Nations).

 

* The Global Women’s Movement by Peggy Antrobus

 

* Getting it Right: Gender and Media in Southern Africa edited by Colleen Lowe Morna.

 

* My views on the news! The Southern African Gender and Media Audience Study – Part I. Edited by Kubi Rama and Colleen Lowe Morna.

 

* Gender Evaluation Methodologies.

by the Association for Progressive Communications- Women’s Networking Support Programme.

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Leticia Ramos Shahani and Peggy Antrobus for 1st March and Colleen Lowe Morna of Gender Links South Africa for 7th March

 

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4. book sale –everyday from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the CSW 2005 –28th February to 11th March.

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Events in partnership with other organizations.

 

5. “Leveraging ICT Policy Process for Women’s Empowerment at the National Level”.

Type of Event: panel discussion in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications-Women’s Networking Support Programme Date and Time: 7th March 2005; 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Venue: Boss Room, 8th Floor, UNCC Building, 777 UN Plaza, between 44th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY

6. Training on UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

Type of Event: lecture/discussion – in partnership with the Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security.

Date and Time: 7th March 2005; 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Venue: Boss Room, 8th Floor, UNCC Building, 777 UN Plaza, between 44th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY

 

 

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