CSW62: Faith in SDGs & Building Bridges Between Faith and Secular Actors

The Peacemakers Network has the pleasure to invite you to two side events of the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Parallel Event: DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN SDGs?
Faith sensitive gender justice mainstreaming, towards inclusion of faith actors in CSW and SDGs

International and national efforts around gender equality and women’s empowerment have often involved multiple stakeholders and diverse proposals and initiatives. However, a missing key ingredient – and partnership – has been around faith and religious considerations. Integrating religious knowledge – and actors – now needs to be mainstreamed.

The side event will engage around 50 – 80 participants from civil society organizations, member states, UN entities, donors, international and national organizations and gender networks. The convening partners of the event are: Islamic Relief Worldwide, the Lutheran World Federation, Finn Church Aid, and the World Council of Churches.

For more information on the event, have a look at the concept note and invitation.

For further information and registration please contact: Iman S. Pertek, Islamic Relief Worldwide (iman.pertek@irworldwide.org) and María Cristina Rendón, Lutheran World Federation (mcr@lutheranworld.org)

Date: 15 March 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: 4 W 43rd Street, Social Hall room, New York

Side Event: BUILDING BRIDGES
Developing effective partnerships between faith and secular actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and secure rural women’s rights

You are warmly welcome to participate in three panel discussions on the following themes:

Panel 1 – What is the ‘harm’ in harmful traditional practices: findings from the Joint Learning Initiative’s research
Panel 2 – Working effectively with faith actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and practices: sharing best practices
Panel 3 – Mapping the way forward: building strong partnerships between faith and secular development actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and practices

For more information on the panelists and the event, have a look at the invitation and RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/RfCGiW3kHJMjtpJy1 

Date: 19 March
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Express Bar, UNHQ, New York