In March 2019, here are some key advocacy platforms at regional and global levels that we invite you to follow/ engage with so as to ensure African women’s and girls priorities contribute and influence the outcomes.
11th – 22nd March 2019
63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)
UN Headquarters, New York
Theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session. Read More
FEMNET members will be attending CSW63, co-hosting side events and the African Women’s Caucus which provides a platform to not only reflect and share learnings on the theme of the CSW, but also facilitates and amplifies Africa women’s priorities and ‘key asks’ for lobbying the final Agreed Conclusions.
FEMNET Secretariat will share regular updates on email listserv and social media platforms.
20th – 26th March
52nd Session of the Economic Commission for Africa
Theme Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy for Africa.
This Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development provides a suitable opportunity to examine the fiscal policies necessary for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area within the frameworks of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 and the critical role of private sector in the era of the digital economy. Read More