WLP at CSW64: Beyond Beijing

Event Details

  • Time


  • Date

    13 Mar, 2020

  • Location

    • Salvation Army Auditorium
    • 221 E 52nd Street New York, NY 10022
  • Contact


UPDATE ON WLP AT CSW64 (3/4/2020). Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), all side and parallel events around the 64th Commission on the Status of Women have been cancelled, including WLP’s event on March 13th “Beyond Beijing: Local Strategies and International Advocacy.” In order to adapt to these changing circumstances, we will reschedule some of our planned events as online discussions and postpone others to a later date. 

Participants in the Fourth World Conference on Women came together for ten extraordinary days in September 1995 to challenge and transform patriarchal structures and discriminatory policies through the empowerment of women. WLP, founded in 2000, adapts the global lessons from Beijing to local contexts through an active and collaborative partnership of organizations in the global south. Over the last two decades, the WLP partnership has discovered new and holistic approaches to climate justice, human rights, family law reform, and women’s empowerment through participatory leadership.

Join renowned human rights activists from across sectors as they reflect on the achievements of the past and explore strategies for the future. A panel discussion will follow the screening of WLP’s new documentary on the interconnected threats to human security and the search for sustainable solutions. 


Musimbi Kanyoro | WLP Board Chair and former CEO of Global Fund for Women 


Karima Bennoune | United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Sarah Costa | Executive Director of Women’s Refugee Commission 

Azza Karam | Senior Advisor on Social and Cultural Development at UNFPA

Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights

Abena Busia | Ghana’s Ambassador to Brazil and Poet

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Hosted by: WLP Nigeria/Center for Advancement of Development Rights

Women's Rights in Morocco and Tunisia 25 years after Beijing 
March 13 | 10:30 AM
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Hosted by: WLP Morocco/L'Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc

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