Have Your Say! Online Consultation for the Youth Forum at CSW61 on Young Women’s Leadership
The Youth Forum is a critical opportunity for young people in all their diversities to openly and strategically discuss the challenges and opportunities for achieving gender equality and sustainable development in our local, national, regional, and global contexts, and to amplify common concerns and advocacy efforts in advance of CSW61.
Recognizing that many young people will not be attending the Youth Forum and CSW61 in person, all young people and stakeholders from around the world are invited to participate in this online consultation and provide their input on the key themes of the Youth Forum: Young Women’s Leadership, Young Women’s Economic Empowerment, Partnerships with Young Men in Gender Equality, and Inter-generational Partnerships.
Between February and March, young people and stakeholders from across the globe will be invited to contribute to the discussion using the Empower Women’s web platform and respond to prompts related to the four main themes of the Youth CSW61.
We encourage young people aged 18-35 to add their voices!
Topic of consultation: Young Women’s Leadership
Duration: February 8 – 14, 2017
Moderators: Sophia, Hannah, Upasana
Sophia works for the World YWCA movement with a focus in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and young women’s leadership. To email Sophia, please click here.
Hannah is an equality advocate and the Founder & CEO of Country to Canberra, an NGO focused on empowering young rural women to reach their leadership potential. To email Hannah, please click here.
Upasana is a women's right activist, blogger and a STEM girl Associated with NYC4CEDAW, PLS (NGO for girls education in India) and storyteller at World Pulse. To email Upasanna, please click here.
Questions for discussion:
1. How can young women foster a leadership model that is inclusive and intersectional, which embraces diversity and varying identities? Please provide concrete examples
2. How can young women leaders become active agents of change for their communities? Please provide concrete examples
3. Do schools, businesses and public and private institutions need to change to create better leadership pathways for young women, and if so, how?
4. What do you see as are the main barriers to young women's leadership in your community? Can you elaborate with examples / stories?
5. What role can you currently play in order to improve the lives and empower young women and girls in your community?
Hashtags used on social media:#YouthCSW61