Are you attending the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) from March 6-17, 2023?
If so, come say “hi” to WEI!
Women Enabled International (WEI) will host and participate in various events, meetings, and social media campaigns during CSW67. In line with the theme of this year’s gathering, our engagement will highlight the link between technology and innovation and the disability-related accessibility of key decision-making spaces.
One of the events we’re most excited about is our own – “Feminist Accessibility Protocol – Committing to Disability-accessible and Inclusive Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality and Human Rights”
The in-person event will introduce the Feminist Accessibility Protocol and bring together voices from States, UN agencies, feminist civil society, and disabled feminists to highlight good practices utilizing technology and innovation to ensure an accessible, inclusive, valuable, and safe space for feminists with disabilities. CART closed captioning in English, American Sign Language interpretation, and English-Spanish interpretation will be provided.
When: Thursday, March 9, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Where: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43rd Street.
To register for this event, visit this link: www.bit.ly/CSWProtocol
Please note: registration will close 48 hours before the event.
In addition to our event, the creators of the Feminist Accessibility Protocol, The Inclusive Generation Equality Collective, will be launching two campaigns during the event, and we’d love for you to get involved!
The first campaign, #CommitToAccess, will encourage prominent feminists to commit to ensuring the accessibility and inclusion of feminists with disabilities in feminist spaces by signing the Feminist Accessibility Protocol.
The second campaign, #AccessInPractice, aims to see the Protocol in action by highlighting good practices and identifying accessibility barriers for the participation and leadership of feminists with disabilities at CSW67. Accessibility is a gender equality issue. It’s up to all of us to ensure that all feminists can participate fully and equally.
So, whether you’re attending #CSW67 in person or not, we’d love for you to join us! Encourage your network to #CommitToAccess and share your own experiences using #AccessInPractice.
Make sure to check out these other in-person events featuring the WEI team:
Advancing Feminist Movements and Leadership: Bringing Generation Equality to the Local Level
When: Tuesday, 7th March, 4:00pm to 5:00 pm EST
Where: Riverview Room, Millennium Hilton New York, One UN Plaza, 28th Floor
Organized by: United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Gender Equality, Disability and the Digital World
When: Wednesday, 8th March, 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST
Where: Lower Level, Salvation Army International Justice Commission, 221 East 52nd Street,
Organized by: Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
Feminists say “Enough!” Countering Anti-gender Forces and Fostering Collective Resilience
When: Friday, 17th March, 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Where: Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza
Organized by: CREA
Join us virtually at these events:
Women with Disabilities, Access to Technology and Equality
When: Friday, 10th March, 8:00am to 10:00am EST
Virtual: Register with this [LINK]
Organized by: Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre
Women with Disabilities Crossing the Digital Divide
When: Wednesday, 15th March, 11:00am to 12:30pm EST
Virtual: Register with this [LINK]
Organized by: International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women