We were so honored to join hundreds of NGOs from around the world to host a Parallel Event at the 65th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women through the NGO/CSW65 Virtual Forum!
Our Parallel Event entitled, "Visible Voices: An Intersectional and Intercultural Discussion on Women Decision-Makers," featured women of multiple intersectional identities who shared their lived experiences, challenges, and best practices on how they use their voices within decision-making spaces. Our speakers are dedicated community leaders, and addressed gender equity and empowerment at the intersection of indigenous rights, disability rights, gender-based violence, political rights, art and social justice, and youth leadership. Through our panel discussion, we provided participants effective ways of using their voices, and to amplify the powerful words of U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
Check out our very first webinar! We sat down (virtually) with our community partners at the Ruth Ellis Center, For The Love Of H.E.R. (Healing, Empowerment, Resilience), and the On My Detroit Everything Movement to discuss ways to ensure women of color and the intersections of our lives are more visible in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; the world‘s most comprehensive global policy on women and girls’ human rights. You can watch our webinar here!