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Monday, February 25, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

  • Event: “What Happened to Financing for Gender Equality? A South-critical view of Financing for Development, Debt Relief, Aid Effectiveness and A4T” Sponsored by UN Anglican Observer
    Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 10th Floor

Monday, February 25, 4:00- 5:30 pm

  • Event: “A Caucus of Faith-Based UNCSW Delegates” Sponsored by Anglican Consultative Council; Cosponsored by The Grail Global Education Association and Ecumenical Women
    Presenter: Dr. Monica Sharma: United Nations: Director for Leadership and Capacity Development
    Dr. Monica Sharma will share some of the guiding principles of her Global Transformational Leadership work in an effort to inspire us to new collaborative possibilities. As delegations of faith-based NGOs, we stand on the cusp of potential collaborations that could influence the UN, the UNCSW, the MDGs and other development work positively for many years to come. Please join us in forming a collaborative caucus of faith-based NGO leadership.Location: United Nations, Conference Room B

Monday, February 25, 6:45 – 8:00 pm

  • Event: “Faith, Action and Peace”
    Share your experience and contributions in creating a Culture of Peace with other participants at CSW.
    Sponsored by United Religions Initiative
    Location: CCUN, 10th floor

Tuesday, February 26, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

  • Event: “Ecumenical Women’s Challenge to Financing for Development Agenda,” sponsored by Ecumenical Women.
    Description: In this event, religious and development studies scholars from the global South and North will deconstruct the six themes agreed upon in the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development. Our experts will consider the theological dualities in relation to gender equality and financing for development: abundance versus greed; inclusion versus exclusion; and freedom versus oppression. This event will include a racial justice perspective.
    Location: CCUN, 10th floor

Tuesday, February 26, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

  • Event: “Intersections of Race and Gender” Sponsored by The Grail and co-sponsored by United Methodist Women, Women’s Institute for Social Transformation, and Ecumenical Women.
    Description: This participatory session will draw on popular educational tools to explore how neo-liberal economic policies have undermined efforts towards equality for women and girls, especially the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and class in women’s and girls’ lives, and in their access to policy makers and resources.
    Location: CCUN, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, February 26, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

  • Event: Envisioning a 5th UN Women’s World Conference (5WWC)   Sponsored by Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN); Cosponsored by Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), Anglican Women’s Empowerment (AWE), Pathways to Peace.Panel:
    Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine;
    Elahe Amani, Chair Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN);
    Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author and Jungian analyst;
    Dr. Patricia Licuanan, President of Miriam College in the Philippines, chair of preparatory meetings for the l995 Beijing World Conference and of the Main  Committee of Beijing;
    June Zeitlin, Executive Director of WEDO, Women’s Environment and Development Organization.Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 United Nations Plaza (44th Street at First Avenue), 2nd Floor

Friday, February 29, 1:15-2:45 pm

  • Event: “Interreligious Panel: Walls and Windows, Progress and Challanges (and religious organizational architecture’s influence on secular architecture). A multi-religious panel. Sponsored by Ecumenical Women and Religions for Peace.

    This multi-religious panel will be presented by multiple religions and will highlight both progress and challenges to gender equity within religious organizational architecture. Panilists will also address insights on religious architecture’s relationship to secular gender architecture.

    Ms. Karima Lanyero, Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative Women’s Program, Gulu, (Muslim, Northern Uganda)
    Ms. Lilit Varzhapetyan – Armenian Orthodox Christian
    Jewish representative or Sikh representative (To be Confirmed)
    Inez Torres Davis, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Mrs. Majida Al Kalidi, Head of the Women’s Department, Al Hakim Foundation, Iraq
    Facilitator: Ven. Dr. Grace Chung Lee, Won Buddhism International

    Location: The Tillman Chapel, CCUN

Friday, February 29, 3:15-4:45 pm

  • Event: “Faith-based Responses to Gender-based Violence as an Atrocity Crime”
    Sponsored by Faith & Ethics Network for the ICC
    Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 United Nations Plaza (44th Street at First Avenue), 2nd Floor

Saturday, March 1, 2:30-4:30 pm

  • Event: “The Intersection of Faith and Politics in Financing for Gender Equity” Sponsored by Anglican Women’s Empowerment.
    Description: How are religious bodies using their financial resources to achieve gender equity? Do faith beliefs support the financial empowerment of women? What tools might faith communities use to analyze their budgets for gender responsiveness?
    Location: Trinity Church, at Broadway and Wall Street in Lower Manhattan

Monday, March 3, 3:15 – 4:45 pm

  • Event: Iraq for all Iraqis
  • Co- Sponsored by the Al-Hakim Foundation, Ecumenical Women 2000 & the
    World Conference of Religions for Peace
    Location: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), 777 United Nations Plaza (44th Street at First Avenue), Tillman Chapel

Thursday, March 6 -International Women’s Day, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Event: “On the Money: Women Funding Women”
    Description: Announcing the third annual New York Community Observance of International Women’s Day! Featuring Dr. Helen La Kelly Hunt of the Sister Fund and Chloe Goodchild. For more information, click here.