CSW68-Parallel Event: PPSEAWA International & BPW International - Disrupting Harm - March 17, 2024

PPSEAWA International and BPW International


Disrupting Harm

Empowerment of Marginalized Women and Youth


Sunday, 17 March 2024 - 10:30pm New York 

Monday, 18 March 2024 - 09:30am Bangkok


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The Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA) recognizes that women and girls often lack economic autonomy and have less access to education at all levels, so are under-represented in decision-making on every level.

Women and youth who are marginalized due to gender, ethnicity, and migration status are especially vulnerable. Marginalized migrant women face increased risk of gender-based violence during transit and in resettlement, and experience intersecting and multiple forms of discrimination. PPSEAWA upholds the human rights of women and youth marginalized by race, ethnicity or migration status. PPSEAWA supports the United Nations Global Compact of Migration and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in their efforts to raise awareness of how migrants enrich our communities.

PPSEAWA fills the gaps where marginalized women and youth are not provided with legal and social protection systems aligned to their presence and needs. We engage in practices that prevent abuse/exploitation, alleviate stigmatization and isolation, and build up strength and resilience within communities. PPSEAWA supports programs that enable access to quality education, financial and health care services, and skills-training with the aim of self-determination and self-representation. Panelists will present practices for effective outreach and education for youth and ethnic minorities, from the perspective of non-governmental organizations in Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and the United States.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Regional Asia Pacific Bureau of UNHCR in Bangkok, and our co-sponsor, BPW International (International Federation of Business and Professional Women), an international network of business and professional women who further women’s economic empowerment projects through mentoring, education, skills-building programs. 

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