World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

April 10, 2020

Volume II | Issue 8 | NGO CSW/NY Publications

In this issue

Message from the NGO CSW/NY Chair
NGO CSW/NY Virtual Conversations: Transformation through Inter-Connectedness
Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events
CSW64 Political Declaration
Beijing+25 Study Group Recommendations Document
New York NGO Parallel Report
Save the Date: Virtual April Monthly Meeting

October Monthly Meeting Recap

We are in unprecedented times while we all deal with COVID-19. We hope this April 2020 newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. As feminists and women’s rights activists we also know the burden is usually on us to push for a better world for all. This is exactly why we at NGO CSW/NY have not slowed down since the cancellation of our CSW64 Forum. As heartbroken as we were, we see this as an opportunity to take a deep breath, assess the situation we are in and then gather our sisterhood and the men who stand up for equal rights and find new ways of gathering, claiming our space and advocating for gender equality. Read more.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. Read the full statement in English, Spanish and French here.

CSAG Statement in Response to the Generation Equality Forum Postponement

Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy Statement by Feminist Alliance for Rights

COVID-19 Highlights the Failure of Neoliberal Capitalism: We Need Feminist Global Solidarity Statement by APWLD

In this series of four sessions, we will renew ourselves as leaders on the frontlines of transformation for gender equality. We will explore and learn practices to create interconnected leadership that aligns self, community and movements to create sustainable change. Sessions will build on one another and give us the opportunity to explore how we can co-create a new paradigm based on care and well-being for all people and the planet. The series is facilitated by Mallika Dutt.

  • Monday, 23 March: Presence and Connection
  • Monday, 20 April: Deep Listening and Creative Collaboration
  • Monday, 4 May: Generative Conflict
  • Monday, 18 May: Building a Culture of Care and Well-Being

Learn more about each of the virtual gatherings here. This series is a continuation of the conversation started during the NGO CSW64 Forum Conversation Circles Space.

Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events

Thank you to everyone who has joined the Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Events so far! If you weren’t able to join them, you can listen to/watch the recordings!

Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum Conversation Circles Space:

We’ll be sending information on more Virtual NGO CSW64 Forum events soon!

CSW64 Political Declaration

On 9 March 2020, the Commission adopted a political declaration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

Read the text in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Beijing+25 Study Group Recommendations Document


After 6 months of bi-monthly meetings in person and on Zoom and interventions by many women locally and globally on our Google document, the NGO CSW/NY Beijing+25 Study Group invites you to read our recommendations.

Recommendations to Be Implemented Based on the Six Thematic Groups

If you have suggestions, corrections or interventions for the document, you can email us at with “B+25 Study Group document” as the subject.

New York NGO Parallel Report

Read the report from New York feminists and civil society organizations on progress towards Beijing +25. The report will serve as a resource guide for activists, researches and leaders in the areas of economic rights and justice, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, and gender-based violence.

Save the Date: April Virtual Monthly Meeting

Join us for our April Monthly Meeting virtually via Zoom! We will be addressing COVID-19 and its impact on gender and the feminist and women’s movement.

We will send more information on joining the meeting in a later email.