Roundtable and Launch: Opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015 (8 June 2016)

Roundtable and Launch: Opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015 (8 June 2016)

With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The speakers will reflect upon recent major reports and events to ask: ‘what can Australia do to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact upon the lives of women and girls affected by armed conflict?’

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The CSW60 Agreed Conclusions & Multi Year Programme of Work

The CSW60 Agreed Conclusions & Multi Year Programme of Work

After over 80 hours of negotiations between Member States at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, with the critical advice of civil society representatives, the Agreed Conclusions were reached on 24 March 2016. Read below for the complete text of the Agreed Conclusions and the Multi Year Programme of Work.

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Reflections on CSW advocacy: Girl Guides Australia

Reflections on CSW advocacy: Girl Guides Australia

When most people think of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, they think of young girls in matching uniforms, of camping, hiking and Girl Guide biscuits. But Guiding is so much more then this; it’s a global movement of girls and young women, developing essential life skills including for leadership, service and advocacy.

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#WhatWomenWant #WhatYouthWant

#WhatWomenWant #WhatYouthWant

The #WhatWomenWant and #WhatYouthWant twitter rally was organised during the 60th CSW as one way to bring to the attention of government delegations negotiating the agreed conclusions key issues that must always be on the table when negotiating women’s rights issues. #womensrightsarehumanrights

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CSW 60 Young Feminist Caucus Statement

CSW 60 Young Feminist Caucus Statement

Written by a diverse group of young feminist activists representing organisations from around the world, this progressive statement was drafted at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women and has been endorsed by over 85 allied organisations.

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Silent Tears Exhibition: Violence Against Women with Disability at CSW60

Silent Tears Exhibition: Violence Against Women with Disability at CSW60

The Silent Tears exhibition at the Commission on the Status of Women has brought attention to, and provided a space to discuss and recognise, violence against women with disability. Silent Tears is a multi-media project and exhibition by internationally renowned photographer Belinda Mason, and emerging artists Dieter Knierim, Margherita Coppolino and Denise Beckwith developed in collaboration with women with disabilities who have experienced violence and women who have acquired their disability as a direct result of violence. Trigger Warning: Silent Tears contains images and stories that include depictions and some graphic accounts of violence against women.

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#CSW60Aus – Australia on Day 1 at #CSW60

#CSW60Aus – Australia on Day 1 at #CSW60

The 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (14-24th March 2016) began today in New York with governments and thousands of civil society from around the world discussing how to make #genderequality and the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. #CSW60 #CSW60Aus #GlobalGoals

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Outcomes from Inaugural Youth CSW Forum

Outcomes from Inaugural Youth CSW Forum

CSW60 is off to an energetic start with the inaugural Youth CSW Agreed Conclusions lifting the voices of young people at the Commission on the Status of Women with the youth-led Youth CSW Forum. Over 400 young people from over 50 countries gathered over two days (12 - 13 March 2016) to share a vision for gendered implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and set expectations for how the CSW will include young people’s voices.

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Gender and Social Inclusion: Central to the Nepal Earthquake Response

A practical resource for humanitarians, field-based practitioners, cluster coordinators, policy-makers, donors, researchers, advocates, activists, and reporters to ensure a more effective and accountable response to the Nepal Earthquakes.

This page has been created to support effective and accountable humanitarian relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in response to the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015. Ensuring that the different needs and capacities of women, girls, boys and men are central to all response planning will be critical if we are to achieve this.

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