Have Your Say! Online Consultation for the Youth Forum at CSW61 on Intergenerational Partnerships
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: Intergenerational partnerships
Duration: 1-7 March 2017
Moderators: Kirthi, Chapa, Karol
Chapa Perera - represents the Commonwealth Youth and Gender Equality Network as a member of its Executive Committee. Email.
Kirthi Jayakumar - is an intersectional feminist, artist, author and activist from Chennai, India. She is the Founder and CEO of the Red Elephant Foundation. Email.
Karol Arambula - is the lead researcher on Youth, Peace and Security for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth and is the Founder and Head of Operations of MY World Mexico. Email.
Q.1. What are the biggest challenges faced by young people,when attempting to working with people from older generations?
Q.2. In what ways can intergenerational leadership and partnership promote gender equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment?
Q.3. How might young female leaders approach "established" leaders re: the creation of pathways for leadership opportunities & situations for the young generation?
Q.4. How might established leaders approach the young generation of leaders re: the creation of pathways for leadership opportunities & situations for the young generation?
Q.5. How can we ensure dialogues and collaborations between generations that provide enrichment/growth/learning for all?
Hashtags used on social media: #YouthCSW61