NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSW. Because of increasing demands on limited space, the numbers of attendees to CSW sessions should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed 20 representatives per organization. Organizations should be aware that, in this context, entry into official meetings can still not be guaranteed to all who wish to attend.
Invitation letters are sent, usually in November, to the e-mail addresses registered in the integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) by NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. NGOs are encouraged to make sure that their profile and contact information on the iCSO system includes the latest correct information about their organizations.
CSW61 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is open from 11 November 2016 to 27 January 2017 online via United Nations CSO-net.
Click here to register for CSW61. Online registration is mandatory for all participants. We are not able to accept registrations by e-mail.
Confirmation Letter and UN Grounds Pass Form
Once an NGO representative has been registered online, a confirmation letter can be viewed and printed for her/him in the organization’s account on CSO-net. A UN grounds pass form for each registered representative will be available in the organization’s account on CSO-net. Organizations are expected to print/send the grounds pass form to their representatives prior to the session. NGO representatives will be required to show the grounds pass form at on-site registration in order to obtain a UN grounds pass for CSW.
Travel and Visa Arrangements
The United Nations will not make travel or visa arrangements or pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of NGO representatives in the sessions of CSW. Such arrangements and costs are the exclusive responsibility of participants.
The United Nations does not charge fees for participation in the Commission on the Status of Women sessions.
Participants are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance, in accordance with their local United States Consulate requirements, in order to allow sufficient time for processing.
All registration-related questions should be sent to the official CSW e-mail address: CSW@unwomen.org. The subject line should read “CSW registration.”Local: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation
Call for Submissions on Protection Orders & Shelters as Two Ways of Prevention & Protection of Violence Against Women
Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, their sense of safety, their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and planning for the future. The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences seeks to collect information on shelters and protection orders which will feed into the thematic report she will present at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2017.
In order to inform her work, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, information, inputs and views on both forms of protection.
Information on existing mandatory mediation and reconciliation practices which may undermine the protection of gender-based violence victims as well as information on their social reintegration and legal, security and financial assistance measures are also welcomed.
All submissions should be sent by 30 January 2017 to email@example.com
More information on the call, click hereLocal: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/SRWomen/Pages/OrdersAndShelters.aspx
Global Fund for Women invites organizations seeking to scale innovative strategies and successful interventions to apply for funding. They intend to fund organizations and coalitions (organizations working together to increase potential impact through their collaborative efforts) working to ensure that women workers are free from sexual harassment and sexual violence in places where they work and live.
Closing date: 1 February 2017
More Information hereLocal: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CA-Proposal-Eligibility-Criteria.pdf
ANROWS invites researchers from across Australia to apply for the Research Priorities 2017-19 Grants. Proposals can be submitted by researchers including those from academic and research institutions and non-government organisations. Partnerships consisting of academic, government and non-government organisations are strongly encouraged, as this promotes and facilitates knowledge transfer and provides better opportunities for research findings to inform policy and practice.
This grants round will support the implementation of the National Plan and reflect the priorities of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan. National Priority Areas for attention in the Third Action Plan are:
Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEDT 31 March 2017.
More information on the Grant hereLocal: http://anrows.org.au/research-program/grants/current-grants
UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) is in the process of identifying potential implementing partners for the implementation of a project to strengthen regional and national capacities to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific (2016 – 2019), and seeking to partner with an institution or consortium to create a Knowledge Centre for the measurement of VAW.
Deadline: 31 January 2017.
More information, click hereLocal: http://asiapacific.unfpa.org/sites/asiapacific/files/submissions/Invitation%20for%20EOI.pdf