GCSPF e-Newsletter #100 - March 2024 - UNCSW68

e-GCSPF #100 - March 2024 - UNCSW68

Invitations to events at the Commission on the Status of Women


The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place this year from 11 to 22 March under the priority theme, “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective”. The review theme is Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session).

Please find here the information for our members, colleagues and friends related events at UNCSW68.


Rebuilding the Social Organisation of Care


A key to dismantling womxn's poverty
GI-ESCR, Public Services International (PSI), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), ActionAid, OXFAM, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJN), Tax Justice Network (TJN), Womankind, African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), and ESCR-Net will co-host a parallel event on March 11, 2024, 2:30 pm at Tillman Chapel, 1st Floor CCUN. Read more


A Care-Led Transition Towards a Sustainable Future


Pathways to Address Poverty and the Climate Crisis with a Gender Lens
Join this dynamic conversation that will explore how just transition policies can support the care economy.
Monday, 11 March 2024 - 4:45 pm ET - Room CR-F at UNHQ Read more


Invitation to a happy hour networking event


UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR), the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and Human Rights Watch are excited to invite you to a happy hour networking event to kicks off the CSW with engaging discussions on tax justice, social protection, the human rights and care economy, and more.
If you’re in NYC, join for drinks, snacks, and great conversation on economic justice at the New York Human Rights Watch office, on Monday, March 11, from 6-8:30pm ET. Feel free to drop by anytime during the happy hour; it's an informal gathering, so come when you can and stay for as long as you like. Kindly RSVP using the QR code on the invitation below and attached to give us a sense of numbers for nibbles and drinks. QR code


“Closing the Gender Nutrition Gap - a key feminist approach to fight hunger and undernutrition”


In-person - March 12, 2024 - 2.30-3.30pm (New York time) at the Salvation Army auditorium, 221E. 52nd St. New York, NY10022
Our parallel will focus on the nexus of gender-smart and nutrition-smart commitments during this session provides a critical opportunity to generate Calls to Action with influential actors across sectors. Nutrition financing falls far from meeting growing needs, and the Gender Nutrition Gap provides a common platform for organizations with diverse mandates to collaborate to close the gap and address intersections between gender equality and girls’ and women’s nutrition.
The panel discussion will highlight the “how to” work of organizations practically addressing the Gender Nutrition Gap through programs, policy and advocacy to inspire multiple actors. Read more


“Feminist reflections on the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender equality of the Committee on Food Security and ways forward for social protection and climate action”


Online - Wednesday 13th March, 2-3.30 pm CET
Virtual Event Register here for the virtual event


Unlocking Gender Equality: The power of Universal Social Security Programs


Date: Thursday, 14th March - 10 am to 11:30 am EST - Virtual Event
This session delves into the pivotal role of universal social protection in advancing women's and girls' rights. Research highlights how targeted income support, especially when directed towards women, fosters financial autonomy and enables investment in income-generating endeavors. Such initiatives also correlate with decreased instances of intimate partner violence, underscoring the link between alleviating poverty and reducing household conflicts. For many elderly women, access to pensions signifies newfound independence, emphasizing individual entitlement to social security over reliance on familial support.
Coorganised by the Global Campaign for the Right to Social Security, Act Church of Sweden, Action Against Hunger France, Action Aid, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors and the Arab Reform Initiative. Register here for the virtual event


Trade unions at UNCSW68


Please find here the flyer for trade union related events at UNCSW68. The ITUC and Global Unions will be sharing a union perspective on a joint blog. You can already read the joint statement here.


PSI Events at UNCSW68


PSI’s delegation of 23 women union leaders from around the globe is joining forces with the Global Unions delegates and representatives of civil society to push for our common goals at the CSW68. PSI will work with the Global Unions and progressive civil society organisations to advocate for a global governance approach to women’s poverty in the agreed conclusions. Read more




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Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 and beyond.

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SP&PFM Programme

The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provides medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aims to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.

This initiative is implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.

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