Commission on the Status of Women

 

COMING SOON!

Deadline to be part of the IIWR-MB Delegation is December 30, 2018.

Get your Application to be a member of the Delegation in now!  The deadline for application for Global College Bursaries will be announced shortly. Only those students accepted as delegates will be considered for Global College Bursaries. 

 

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Themes:

    Priority theme:    Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;

    Review theme:     Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session);

 

Watch this page for more details about how IIWR-MB members can participate in the planning and attendance to the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women! Application is now open to be part of the IIWR-MB delegation. There will be a later deadline, for those Global College students who are part of the Delegation,  for Student Bursaries.

Calling all members interested in participating in CSW63!

We would like to invite those members who might be interested in joining the IIWR-MB delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women,  (CSW), in New York, March 11 to the 22nd, 2019 to let us know of your interest!

Attending the CSW is really an opportunity of a lifetime – to be able to attend the sessions, to share with others, and to learn about the challenges for women and girls in all parts of the globe.

For the last 2 years, IIWR-MB, because we have ECOSOC status, has led a delegation to the UN. We have sponsored panels as part of the parallel events, as a Non Government Organization (NGO). In March this year for example, the panel presented on the Mass Incarceration of Indigenous Women in Canada. The parallel events are on the themes as identified for that year’s CSW. This year the themes are:

Priority theme:    Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;

 Review theme:     Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.

It is an amazing experience, our delegations have been diverse and full of enthusiasm.

We held a meeting on Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 am, room 2M70 University of Winnipeg,  and there was lots of interest. Notes from the meeting are here.  We agreed to submit a proposal for a Parallel Event. A concept paper and application for the parallel events is  required by November 9th, and Teruni Walaliyadde is preparing the proposal now, with a focus on Youth Voices, under the Main Theme.

 Application is open now to be a member of the IIWR-MB delegation, and will close the end of December. We can accept 20 members for the delegation. IIWR-MB, regretfully, has no ability to cover the costs, although we hope to be able to offer bursaries for students attending Global College (University of Winnipeg). This is a two stage application process for Global College Students. The deadline for application for Global College Bursaries for those students accepted as delegates, will be announced shortly. Watch here for updates.

Teruni Walaliyadde is working on a concept paper for a proposed parallel event. It will focus on the Voices of Youth, and their experiences with social protection services, the main theme. Deadline for submission for Parallel Events is November 9, so not much time.

The team organizing the IIWR-MB participation at the CSW are IIWR-MB members Mary Scott (mary_scott@shaw.ca) and  Teruni Walaliyadde (teruni.walaliyadde@gmail.com). We look forward to working with all of you to make this the best experience for all of us!

 

 


 

 

 

CSW62 (2018)

All are welcome to come hear

Report Back to the Community: Sharing Experiences from the United Nations!

Monday, June 18th, 6:00 pm

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, 445 King St.

 

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Press Release!

Check out the CSW62 Event page on Facebook!

Themes for the meetings:
Priority theme:
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
Review theme:
Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. As of February 7, there are 5,400 registered!

IIWR-Mb sponsored an event with support from Senator Marilou McPhedran!

 

IIWR-MB Members attending the meetings of the CSW

Note: 8 members will be part of the World Federalist Movement delegation, and 2 will join the National Council of Women of Canada delegation, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels will be part of the Canadian Delegation, and Chief Marilyn Sinclair, Obashkaandagaang First Nation will also be attending, representing Treaty 3.

  • Katrina LeClerc
  • Alexandria Kazmerik
  • Erika Vas
  • Jordyn Sheldon
  • Shayne Bloomfield-Wong
  • Noelle Sagher
  • Micaela Crighton
  • Rachael Howgate
  • Fiona Favell
  • Darci Todoruk
  • Haley Hickey
  • Megan Johnson
  • Tyler Andrade
  • Mereret Alem Kahsay
  • Patricia Nosal
  • Cassie Kupfer
  • GC Sheila North
  • Hilda Anderson-Pyrz
  • Renata Meconse
  • Chantell Barker
  • Debbie Lipscombe
  • Annetta Armstrong
  • Mary Scott
  • Terrance Delaronde
  • Nicole Meged
  • Arianna Montanino
  • Dr. Julie Pelletier
  • Florence Okwudili
  • Elizabeth Aluk
  • Grand Chief Jerry Daniels
  • Chief Marilyn Sinclair, Obashkaandagaang First Nation
  • Chief Karen Batson
  • Chief Vera Mitchell

Background and Resources

  • Outline of the Student Process for application to be part of the IIWR-MB delegation. 
  • Suggested topic for a panel presentation as part of the parallel events – “The Mass Incarceration of Rural and Indigenous Women in Canada”
  • Would you like to design a possible cover for the Handbook, widely used and distributed at the CSW? January 16 is the deadline. Here are the details. 
  • Statement signed on to by IIWR-MB, prepared by Soroptimist International, regarding Rural Women. It is expected the statement will be read into the proceedings of the CSW.
  • IIWR-MB does not support the costs for any of the delegation, however there are bursaries for students attending Global College. For further information, click here.
  • There are to be a series of short videos, explaining the process, and what to expect at the meetings of the CSW, as well as practical tips for surviving in New York. The first one is here. 
  • A lot of information about the NGO Forum, and registration! 

 

Citizenship Scholarships given to 6 students studying human rights at Global College – include Micaela Crighton, Haley Hickey, Rachael Howgate, Alexandria Kazmerik, Shayne Bloomfield-Wong and Noelle Sagher. The $500 bursary makes it possible for these students to attend.

 
Members of the IIWR-MB Delegation, 2017

Micaela Crighton

Alexandria Kazmerik

Katrina LeClerc

Christine Williams

Brittany McIntosh

Chief Janice Henderson

Deborah Lipscombe

Tammy Christensen

Sedonia Deng

Grand Chief Sheila North – Wilson

Renata Meconse

Teruni Walaliyadde

Angeline Rivard

Margaret MacKinnon

Mary Scott