CSW65 – Building Back Safer – Inclusively

Commission on the Status of Women 65: Building Back Safer – Inclusively

The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Disability Rights Fund, Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Womxn at Purposeful, Women Enabled International, and HI-Making It Work Gender and Disability Project

Invite you to attend

Our side event at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Building Back Safer – Inclusively: Women and Girls with Disabilities Partnering on Solutions to Violence in COVID and Beyond​

Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (New York)*

Looking back on the year of Beijing +25 and COVID-19, feminists with disabilities in the Global South led some of the most innovative efforts to reverse increases in gender-based violence. Building on national-level advancements of CEDAW and involvement in Beijing+25 processes, these efforts were amplified through partnerships strengthened by the urgency of addressing the violence. Panelists will share insights from a year disrupted and recommendations based on experience to ensure a more equitable post-pandemic world.

To attend our FREE Live Webinar please register for the NGO CSW65 virtual platform on Eventbrite register here. Upon registering, you will receive an email from NGO CSW65 with more information and inviting you to complete your profile. Without an NGO CSW65 profile you will not be able to view the webinar live. For more directions, please refer to the tutorial video from NGO CSW65 forum here.


Introduction of Event and Dialogue 1 (4 min)

Ms. Diana Samarasan Founding Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund and Disability Rights Fund

Partner Dialogue 1 (10 min)

Ms. Yeni Rosa Damayanti Chair, Perhimpunan Jiwa Sehat Indonesia (PJS)-Indonesian Mental Health Association (IMHA)

Ms. Mike Verawati Tangka Indonesian Women’s Coalition (KPI)

Introduction of dialogue 2 (2 min)

Ms. Rosa Bransky Co-Founder, Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Womxn at Purposeful

Partner Dialogue 2 (10 min)

Ms. Maselina Luta Vice President, Deaf Association of Samoa (DAS) and advisory panel member, Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Womxn

Introduction of Dialogue 3 (2 min)

Ms. Amanda McRae Director of U.N. Advocacy, Women Enabled International (WEI)

Partner Dialogue 3 (10 min)

Ms. Luciana Sosa Representative of META and La Luz de Frida

Ms. Natalia Farías Colmán Representative of META and La Luz de Frida

Introduction of Dialogue 4 (2 min)

Ms. Sophie Pecourt Coordinator, HI-Making It Work Gender & Disability Project

Partner Dialogue 4 (10 min)

Ms. Gaudence Mushimiyana Executive Director, UNABU Rwanda

Q&A (20 min)

Closing (10 min)

Spanish translation, CART, and International Sign will be provided.

*Note, the U.S. is now observing Daylight Savings Time (EDT) where the time changes one hour ahead.

Download the Invitation (Word version)