Maribeth Bugtong

Maribeth Bugtong

CSW62 (2018)

12 March 2018, 8:20 am

12 to 23 March 2018

United Nations Headquarters in New York

Themes

  • Priority theme:
    Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
  • Review theme:
    Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);

For more details and updates, visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

25 November 2017, 2:27 am

25 November to 10 December 2017

Theme: Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls

More details at http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism.

EMRIP10 (2017)

10 July 2017, 2:28 am

Dates: 10-14 July 2017

Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

For more details of the session, please visit the OHCHR website.

Indigenous women are visible in the CSW61 agreed conclusions

29 March 2017, 2:00 am

Indigenous women are visible in the outcome document of the recent 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women which happened on 13-24 March in New York.

In the Agreed Conclusions, there are two particular provisions for indigenous women:

34. The Commission recognizes that the economic empowerment, inclusion and development of indigenous women, including through the establishment of indigenous-owned businesses, can enable them to improve their social, cultural and civil and political engagement, achieve greater economic independence and build more sustainable and resilient communities, and noting the contribution of indigenous peoples to the broader economy.

Implementing empowerment

gg. Take measures to promote the economic empowerment of indigenous women including by ensuring access to quality and inclusive education and meaningful participation in the economy by addressing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face and barriers, including violence, and promote their participation in relevant decision-making processes at all levels and in all areas, and respecting and protecting their traditional and ancestral knowledge, and noting the importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, for indigenous women and girls;

For many years up to present, indigenous women have been attending CSW sessions advocating for the promotion of the right of indigenous women and girls. They have been holding dialogues with UN and government representatives to advance the human rights of indigenous women and girls and side events to highlight the contexts, experiences and demands of indigenous women and girls around the world.

You may check the official document at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017.

UNPFII16 (2017)

24 April 2017, 6:25 am

24 April - 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

See more at https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/unpfii-sessions-2/sixteenth-session.html

CSW61 (2017)

13 March 2017, 3:03 am

13-24 March 2017

UN Headquarters, New York, USA

Themes:

Priority theme: 
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Review theme:
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)

Emerging issue/Focus area:
The empowerment of indigenous women

For more details, visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017

  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women
  • - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.VPsddrJa.dpuf
  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women
  • - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.VPsddrJa.dpuf

International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017, 7:32 am

Date: 8 March

Theme: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030"

For more details, please visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day.

“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.h1RpZ6ET.dpuf
“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.h1RpZ6ET.dpuf

EMRIP10

10 July 2017, 3:12 am

10 to 14 July 2017

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Provisional agenda


Items on the provisional agenda of the tenth session include:

  • Panel discussion and interactive dialogue on indigenous human rights defenders.
  • Study and advice on good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and indigenous persons with disabilities.
  • Interactive dialogue with national human rights institutions and similar mechanisms.
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Follow-up on thematic studies and advice.

 

See more details at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/Session10.aspx

UNPFII16

24 April 2017, 3:00 am

24 April to 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

See more details at https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/unpfii-sessions-2/sixteenth-session.html.