FTF at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Feminist Task Force events and co-sponsored activities at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW):

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FROM G20 TO Rio+20: STRATEGIES FOR EXPANDING THE FINANCING FOR GENDER EQUITY, organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation with FTF Coordinator, Rosa Lizarde, as a panelist.

Tuesday, March 6, 12:30 – 2pm, CCUN, 10th floor, NYC

“STRENGTHENING VOICES, SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS: HOW RURAL WOMEN ARE IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.”

Monday, March 5th at 4:30pm, CCUN, Hardin Room, 11th floor, New York City (corner of 44th St. & 1st Ave. NYC. Open to public. No UN badge needed).

Panelists will share the findings of the women’s tribunals on gender and climate justice organized in the lead up to the COP17. Organized by the Feminist Task Force, GCAP in collaboration with Greenpeace International and Inter Press Service, and in partnership with HOPE-Pakistan, Cidadoa Global, SERR-Siglo XXIII, Niger Delta Women for Peace and Development-Nigeria, Jagaran Nepal, GCAP Mexico, Centro de Mujeres Peruanas Flora Tristan, AWEPON Uganda and Tanzania.


Past events:

WHY MUST WOMEN LEAVE HOME? THE PUSH FACTORS FOR RURAL WOMEN’S MIGRATION organized by United Methodists Women with FTF as co-sponsor and with FTF member, Marta Benavides speaking.

Thursday, March 1, 10:30am – 12pm, CCUN, 2nd floor, NYC

RURAL WOMEN’S SPEAK-OUT, co-sponsored event with the NGO CSW Committee, UN Women, CWGL, CONGO and FTF.

February 29, Wednesday, CCUN in NYC, 2nd floor, 5:30 – 7:30pm

“RURAL WOMEN IN CENTRAL AMERICA:  DEFINING THE WORLD WE WANT  Learning from the experiences of rural women in El Salvador who are creating solutions that are used to leverage and impact policy and programs at the municipal, national and global levels.

Tuesday, February 28, 4:45 – 6:15pm, United Nations North Lawn Building, Conference room B. For more information, contact Marta Benavides at (tlalibertad_at_gmail.com).

Rural Women’s Speak-Out Training and WOMEN’s TRIBUNAL TRAINING by FTF Global Coordinator, Rosa Lizarde and GCAP Co-chair/FTF member, Marta Benavides 3:30 – 5:00 pm break-out session at the CSW NGO Consultation Day – 26 February 2012, 9 – 5 pm, The Salvation Army (120 West 14th Street, New York City)

For more information, contact Rosa Lizarde <rosaencasa_at_aol.com>.



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