GFDD/Funglode to Co-Host a UN Panel Discussion on the Need to Improve Systemic Justice for Women and Marginalized Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 28, 2017

GFDD/Funglode along with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY will host an interactive debate on Tuesday March 14 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Conference Room 4 of the United Nations Headquarters, during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).

As part of this CSW 61 high level side event the experts will focus on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can accomplish Women’s Economic Empowerment in the
Changing World of Work by addressing pressing social issues currently subjugating women and marginalized groups in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The panel will provide emphasis on LAC diasporas and the fight to eliminate obstacles to the economic empowerment of women.

This panel will
also contextualize the SDGs as they pertain to policing and mass incarceration, discussing methods adopted to improve the situations of human beings who have been disparately impacted by such policies, and propose recommendations in line with the MDGs and the SDGs.

The experts will range from high-level government representatives such as H.E. Mrs. Janet Camilo, Minister of Women of the Dominican Republic and H.E. Dr. Henry Leonard Mac-Donald, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Suriname to the United to legal experts like Ms. Roxana Reyes, Deputy Attorney General for Women’s Affairs of the Dominican Republic, and also media representatives such as Ms. Michelle Leung, Associate Producer at VICE Media.

For more information on speakers and the program of the event, please read our detailed flyer and concept note available here.

About CSW61
The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. The Priority theme is Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work and the Review theme is Challenges and achievements in the
implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

When: Tuesday March 14, 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017

To register for this event please contact