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A CRITICAL VIEW OF THE UN’S NEW DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
International Activists at the Commission on the Status of Women - NYC

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The commitment to “eradicate the persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women by addressing the structural causes of poverty through changes in economic structures” was one of the central promises of the Beijing Declaration, the final report of the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The lack of progress made during the twenty years since then, is sobering. On the occasion of the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office is organizing a project that examines the structural causes of poverty and seeks to develop alternatives with activists from around the world.

From March 7 – 13, 2015, feminist activists and politicians from Germany, Croatia, Bolivia, Colombia, Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya will join us in New York City. Also attending the CSW will be Dagmar Enkelmann, president of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and Cornelia Möhring, member of the German Bundestag and Die Linke’s spokesperson on women’s affairs, who will lead the Bundestag’s delegation to the CSW.

The delegation will participate in the official CSW meetings as well as numerous internal meetings and workshops. Moreover, we will host a reception for the delegation of the Bundestag, our guests, and other delegations invited by our partner organizations. Additionally, we are organizing an official CSW Side Event and a Parallel Event.

 
Public Panel Discussions:

The SDG on Inequality: How Useful Can This Be for Women?

In cooperation with the Global Policy Forum and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Church Center of the United Nations, 10th floor
777 1st Avenue, New York
*With simultaneous interpretation into Spanish*

Free and open to the public. Registration here.

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At this event, we will discuss whether the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be able to avoid the shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), on which the UN development agenda was based so far. This question was also the subject of a study we recently published.

Speakers:

Dagmar Enkelmann, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany
Gathoni Blessol, The Rules und Bunge La Wamama Mashinani, Kenya
Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum, United States
Yiping Cai, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, China
Moderator: Stefanie Ehmsen, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

 
Women’s Mobilization for Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in the 20 Years since Beijing

In cooperation with UNRISD

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:00 – 4:45 PM
Conference Room E
First Basement, United Nations General Assembly Building
UN Headquarters
1st Avenue between 42th and 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
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UN passport required for access

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The event aims at exploring the question of how women’s organizations and feminist movements can influence governmental decision-making. What strategies have proven to be effective to ensure policy agendas and laws reflect women’s interests? What are the factors and conditions under which non-state actors can effectively trigger and influence policy change?

Speakers:

Elisa Vega Sillo, Office for Depatriarchalization of the Vice-Ministry of Decolonization, Bolivia
Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia, Great Britain
Anne-Marie Goetz, New York University, United States
Rob Jenkins, Hunter College, United States
Moderator: Valeria Esquivel, UNRISD, Switzerland

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THE MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION MONOLOGUES

The Mediterranean Migration Monologues (“Mittelmeer-Monologe”) tell the stories of Naomie from Cameroon and Yassin from Libya, who find themselves on a boat to Europe. It also tells of brutal coast guards, dubious sea rescue centers, and activists who fight against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. The activists are part of the project Alarm Phone as well as the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch. They convince coast guards to search after......
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