Global Conversation Circles at CSW65

Fourteen students from Loreto and CJ schools in Brazil, India, Mauritius, Nepal and the United Kingdom participated in an online Global Conversation Circles to discuss the Generation Equality Action Coalition Themes. Seventy girls from 18 countries shared their experience on the themes and put forward recommendation to address the issues faced by girls. The event was organised by the Working Group on Girls (WGG), in collaboration with NGO CSW, and was held during the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) on March 16. The event was part of the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum and was led by girls for girls. Most of the participants facilitated the local Conversation … Read MoreGlobal Conversation Circles at CSW65

Generation Equality

These three days made me a better person, more confident and bolder… The entire event helped me build my network, learn, and grow… I hope we have more conversation circles like this in future. Mahi Tripathi Gender inequality is prevalent in a girl’s life since the very first day she is born. From infanticide to malnutrition to lack of healthcare and unequal access to education, Generation Equality cannot be achieved without the full and equal participation of girls, their issues being addressed, their voices being heard, and their presence made visible and consistent. To address these gaps and issues, the Working Group on girls, in collaboration with NGO CSW organized … Read MoreGeneration Equality

Mary Ward Women with Vision

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. Ruth Bader Ginsburg The world, and its ways have often been contrary to this. As young women with a vision, we aspire to change this, to turn the tables so that no gender gets left behind. CSW65 gave us the platform to do so. Organised by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and conducted from the 15th through the 26th of March 2021, the event offered women and girls from all around the world a chance to voice their opinions and play a role in transforming society. On the … Read MoreMary Ward Women with Vision

Women’s Sexual Health still Taboo

In order to bring about a productive change in the way menstruation is perceived in the society, it is required that all women and men are engaged equally in conversation… Prateeksha Shukla On the 16th of March, a Global Conversation Circle forum was conducted based on the action coalition themes adopted by the Generation Equality Forum. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to facilitate a conversation circle on the Action Coalition Theme: Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The conversation circle I was a part of had a very fruitful discussion on the taboo surrounding Menstruation and Women’s sexual health which invariably leads to ignorance … Read MoreWomen’s Sexual Health still Taboo

Reflections on Global Conversation Circles at CSW65

The program was very fruitful and it surely motivated us to work hard to bring positive reform in the society. Aarya Jha  From Nepal to the United States, girls from every corner of the world participated and contributed to an equality campaign conducted by the Working Group on Girls, a network of NGOs that IBVM NGO office is a proud member. In the conference we discussed various women related problems and all the feasible solutions to those problems. We talked about various problems like gender discrimination, women education, women health complexities, career and motherhood, etc. In order to find the solution of these problems we first scrutinized the root of … Read MoreReflections on Global Conversation Circles at CSW65

CSW65: Most enriching and enlightening experience

Women’s full representation and leadership are a prerequisite for making the best use of all our resources. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is in progress, having been set in motion on the 15th of March 2021. The theme for this year’s session was “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.” It was a privilege to have attended the parallel events of this session of CSW as a delegate on the youth-delegation of IBVM-Loreto NGO, and to have interacted and … Read MoreCSW65: Most enriching and enlightening experience

CSW65: Everyone Can Drive Change

With the correct guidance, women can strive for change in all areas of the work force if they have a passion for justice and equality. Charlotte Hamilton  On Wednesday the 24th of March, from 7:00pm to 9:30am the next day, I took part in 6 online CSW65 conferences. These included ‘Dolores Huerta: Teaching a Civil Rights Icon via Art, Music and Poetry’, “I’m Speaking” an event honouring Women’s History Month’, ‘Witchcraft and witch persecution in Early New England’, ‘YEP Forum and WIPA present: Women in energy’, ‘International Women’s Day Speakers Series #IMEVERYWOMAN’, and “I am a Fighter” an event honouring Women’s History Month’.  These conferences highlighted the struggles women as … Read MoreCSW65: Everyone Can Drive Change