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UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

Join Our Speak Out

Join women’s rights and gender justice advocates from around the globe, calling for No Borders on Gender Justice!

Date/Time: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 pm

Location: Armenian Church Center, 630 2nd Ave, NYC

A Strategy Session to Confront the Global Surge to the Right

The global women’s movement today navigates a political landscape tilting dramatically to the right. The evidence can be seen in the Brexit vote, the organized right-wing opposition to the Colombia peace agreement, the presidential impeachment in Brazil, the US election results and beyond. Human rights protections and institutions are under renewed assault, threatening gains for gender justice.

Join us for a critical opportunity to confront this crisis and forge solutions through strategic exchange among women's rights advocates from around the world.

This event will marshal the expertise of women’s rights advocates working to confront different facets of the crisis. Panelists will analyze the threats of right-wing populism and authoritarian government and offer ideas and strategies to navigate the backlash against women's human rights. Combining their distinct but complementary perspectives, panelists will reveal the scope and trajectory of the crisis and clarify avenues for action to defend and continue to advance rights.


  • Yifat Susskind, MADRE Executive Director
  • Hakima Abbas, AWID Co-Executive Director
  • Charo Mina Rojas, National Coordinator of Advocacy and Outreach, PCN
  • Kavita N. Ramdas, Former Senior Advisor, Ford Foundation, and former President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Location: Salvation Army, downstairs room, 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

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Sponsored by: MADRE | AWID | Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN) | NoVo Foundation

Intergenerational Conversation between Indigenous Women

This event will pair young and elder Indigenous leaders in a conversation of learning and support. Join us for a vibrant discussion that will:

  • Analyze the challenges faced by Young Indigenous women and girls in securing economic and social rights. 
  • Share experiences, lessons learned and best practices for the empowerment of Young Indigenous women and girls.
  • Discuss strategies to promote the empowerment of Young Indigenous women and girls at all levels and to secure their full participation in decision-making spaces. 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Armenian Cultural Center, Yerevan Hall, 630 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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Sponsored by: MADRE | Wangki Tangni | Fondo Para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y el Caribe | International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) | Red de Jóvenes Indígenas - LAC | Programa Emblemático de Mujeres Indígena MILAC-FILAC | Mujeres Indígenas por CIARENA