#44-19 NGOs Lobby UN Commission on the Status of Women

In 2019, the UN Commission on the Status of Women took up the issue of Social Protection. The day before the Commission started its work, a large gathering of women from civil society organizations gathered to hear what Social Protection means and what it could mean for women’s equality. The program was opened with drumming and satirical singing from the Brazilian women’s drum corps Paprika.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Azadeh Khalili, International Alliance of Women, and Saphira Rameshfar, Baha’i International Community, Emcees; Susan OMalley, Chair, NGO Committee on the Status of Women/NY, International Federation of Business and Professional Women; panel moderator, Sherine Tadros, former Al Jazeera correspondent from Gaza, now Head of NY UN Office, Amnesty International; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women; H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason. Permanent Representative Mission of Ireland, Bureau Chair, Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)

Credits: Audio recorded by Frieda Werden. Editing and voicing by Sarah Newton and Frieda Werden. Music by Paprika is an original satirical riff on an old Brazilian popular song, and was performed live at the venue.