Have Your Say! Online Consultation for the Youth Forum at CSW61 on Partnerships with Young Men in Gender Equality
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: Partnerships with Young Men in Gender Equality
Duration: 22 - 28 February 2017
Moderators: Sailesh, Jacob & Jason
Jason Tan de Bibiana - works with Next Gen Men to promote gender equity and healthy masculinities and co-chairs the Task Force on Partnerships with Young Men in Gender Equality with the UN IANYD Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality. Email.
Questions for discussion:
Q.1. Why should young men care about gender equality and what? What prevents young men from supporting gender equality?
Q.2. How can young men promote young women’s economic empowerment? Please share specific examples.
Q.3. How can governments, civil society, and other organizations encourage young men to support gender equality? Please share specific examples of policies, programs, and initiatives.
Q.4. How can young men partner with LGBTQI organizations to achieve gender equality?
Q.5. How can young men work within their own spaces and communities to promote gender equality? Please share specific examples.
Hashtags used on social media: #YouthCSW61