Over 50 people joined us (in person and online) last week for the National Women’s Alliance’s #CSW63 pre-departure briefing. There was a great deal of information sharing and connecting before take off for the UN Commission on the Status of Women next month! Participants heard from previous delegates, workshopped issues and CSW strategy and received training in “internationalising” domestic advocacy issues.
Some links that came up during the discussions:
- Papers from the UN Women CSW Expert Group Meeting here
- Report of the Secretary-General here (on which the zero draft is based)
- National Women’s Alliance submissions to the Australian Government Office for Women on CSW here
We also heard from the Office for Women on their approach to CSW. The Government’s delegation will be led by Minister Kelly O’Dwyer. Our congratulations to Robyn Nolan from the National Council of Women of Australia and Nicola Wakefield-Evans from Chief Executive Women on being selected as the civil society representatives on the Australian Government’s CSW delegation. You can contact Office for Women on all matters related to CSW by emailing WomensBranchInternational@pmc.gov.au