AWID is excited to be hosting a ‘Guests on the Wire’ session on the occasion of the Commission of the Status of Women’s 58th session. The ‘Guest on the Wire’ session will shed light on the Post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) processes. This e-session will be organized in conjunction with allied organizations and members including: Bhumika Muchhala, TWN and Bridget Burns, WEDO.
The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), commonly known as the Post-2015 development agenda, is at a critical moment for development. The Post 2015 development agenda represents an opportunity for UN member states to articulate a new vision for development, for a sustainable e
arth and for addressing the enormous wealth, resource and power inequalities that exist between countries, between rich and poor, and between women and men. It also provides an opportunity for people’s movements to come together in global solidarity to express people’s aspirations, people’s goals, and demands for a new development agenda that puts women’s rights at the center of development.
This ‘Guests on the Wire’ session will:
- Shed light on the Post 2015 and SDG process
- Speak to how parallel processes will intersect in the Post-2015 agenda
- And discuss the challenges and opportunities for women’s rights organizations around the world to influence this new development agenda
Date and Time
MARCH 19, 2014 @ 9 – 10.30 AM EST (New York Time)
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The ‘Guests on the Wire’ session will be 90 minutes long and will bring 2 guest speakers to provide an overview of the current context and outline some challenges with the Post-2015 and SDG processes. The speakers will have 30 minutes to present their thoughts, after which there will be a brief Q&A where participants can direct any questions to the speakers. The remaining time will be used for a collective discussion prompted by questions posed by the facilitators. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, debates, and questions they have grappled with in relation to the topic.
This session will be held in English ONLY.
1) Bhumika Muchhala, Third World Network (TWN), Malaysia
2) Bridget Burns, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), United States
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