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A side event of CSW66

Wednesday 16 March, 6am EST/ 10am GMT/ 11 am CET/ 12pm Central Africa time and EET /1pm East Africa time

Virtual NGO CSW Parallel Forum event organised in collaboration with Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Gender Action for Peace and Security and Women’s Resource and Development Agency

Climate justice is a priority issue for young people across the world. Young women lead and organise action at the local level, and advocate to governments to take the climate crisis seriously. Young women are also speaking out and shaping the campaign for gender equality and gender justice, ensuring a focus on women and girls in all their diversity. Their voices and contribution offer a roadmap for achieving change, and to implement the Generation Equality commitments, it is now incumbent on women’s civil society to give young women a full platform and amplify their voices.

This event focuses on young women to share their experiences, views and ideas for creating a sustainable, liveable and peaceful future. It will feature perspectives from young women, including Northern Ireland, Rwanda and Lebanon, and focuses on their priorities for action, including action needed to enable more young women to take on leadership roles in campaigns for climate justice, gender justice as well as peace and security.

French, Spanish, Arabic and ASL interpretation will be available.