CSW66: African Women Taking Center Stage! – March 2022 e-bulletin
Hello, and Welcome to March’s issue of the E- Bulletin. In this issue we share with you what took place during the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 66). We will share with you how African women took the centre stage in disrupting CSW 66 and hosting an event in Nairobi, Kenya with African Women from around the continent. We will also share opportunities and spaces that continue to shape and contribute to dismantling the status quo and co-creating a just, equal and transformative world for all.
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#CSW66 Africa Convening
- Commission on the Status of Women, Sixty- sixth session (CSW 66)
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women under the theme “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes;” took place from 14 to 25 March 2022 in a hybrid format but with limited in-person meetings for the New York-based delegation, as the world continues to grapple and manage COVID-19 pandemic. Click on this link to watch the oral statement submitted by FEMNET’s Executive Director, Memory Kachambwa.
As with previous years, FEMNET mobilized her members, partners and broader online audience to engage and participate in the Commission on the Status of Women. This was done through social media platforms (facebook and twitter) and user-dedicated email list serve. This year however, there was a shift. As CSW66 was starting in New York, African Women and girls for the first time ever gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the first #CSW66Africa to meaningfully participate and engage. This created an opportunity to have their voices heard because they too need to contribute to CSW66. Click on this link to watch.