CSW68-2024 - Parallel Event Application are open!

Parallel Event Application are open

NOTE If you wish to hold a parallel event in the name of BPW International, you must first discuss this project with Dr. Catherine Bosshart

NOTE Please report your parallel event that you are holding in the name of your BPW club or BPW federation to BPW International. We will create a directory of it on the website.

What are Parallel Events?

One of the key components of the NGO CSW Forum is the Parallel Events. Each year, we invite civil society organizations (CSOs) around the globe to apply to host a Parallel Event, regardless of their ECOSOC status. These events are organized by the host NGO or CSO and address the CSW priority and/or review theme in some way. This year, the themes are: 

  • Priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective
  • Review theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session); 

Parallel Events not only provide a space and voice for NGOs and CSOs who may not have a voice at/access to the UN, but they also allow for education and galvanizing around different issues and topics within the feminist and women’s movement. Parallel Events are totally free to attend and open to the public.

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The deadline to apply is Monday, 4 December 2023.

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