IT for Change is excited to host and participate in a diverse lineup of sessions during the CSW67 from 5-14 March 2023 in New York. Find below a detailed list of our sessions and register here to join us at the event this year.
Sunday, 5 March
Conversation with the Head of UN Women and Co-chair of CSW67
Organizers: NGO CSW/NY
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM ET | Virtual Session
This virtual session will showcase priorities for the CSW and exchange ideas on different topics in a structured space open to all. Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director at IT for Change, will be the moderator for the high-level conversation with Sima Bahous, the Executive Director of UN Women, and the Honorable Mathu Joyini, Ambassador of South Africa and Co-chair of CSW67.
Sign up for the virtual session here.
Monday, 6 March
1. A Feminist Digital Justice Declaration for Generation Equality
Organizers: Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and IT for Change
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET | Salvation Army Auditorium
During this in-person session, DAWN and IT for Change will bring together members of their Feminist Digital Justice Working Group and a panel of experts to launch the Declaration of Feminist Digital Justice. Alongside Nandini Chami, Deputy Director at IT for Change, panelists will reflect on the necessity of such a project in our current digital paradigm.
RSVP for the in-person event here.
2. Feminist Development Policy Goes Digital
Organizers: Germany, National Council of German Women's Organisations
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET | German House, 871 United Nations Plaza
Nandini Chami, Deputy Director at IT for Change, will be on the panel of this Side Event, which will critically assess how feminist development and foreign policy can support feminist and women’s rights organizations and activists' causes in the digital sphere.
RSVP here by 3 March, 12 PM ET.
Read the complete text of Nandini’s input here.
Tuesday, 7 March
1. How can Feminist Development Policy Support Women's Organizations and Activists in the Digital Sphere?
Organizers: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM IST | Portal container, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Grounds
This session will demand a shift away from digitally-fueled neoliberalism to uplift feminist visions and alternatives by leveraging and appropriating digital technologies to achieve economic justice. Merrin Muhammed Ashraf, Research Assistant at IT for Change, will join the session as a participant.
2. Policy & Implementation: Understanding Experiences and Reacting in Order to Mainstream Gender in Digital Development
Organizers: Global Digital Inclusion Partnership
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET | Microsoft UN Office
Nandini Chami, Deputy Director at IT for Change, will be participating in a moderated dialogue on how to ‘REACT’ for digital equality focusing on rights-based approaches, education, access, content, and clear targets for achieving our goals.
Read the complete text of Nandini’s inputs here.
Thursday, 9 March
1. A Phone of My Own: Sexual, Economic and Gender Empowerment
Organizers: Finland, ACT Alliance (lead), Act Church of Sweden, Bread for the World, Christian Aid, DanChurchAid, Finn Church Aid, LWF, World Renew, Norwegian Church Aid, World Council of Churches, and World YWCA
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM ET | UN HQ, Conference Room A
Deepti Bharthur, Research Fellow at IT for Change, will be speaking at this Side Event that explores the gender-transformative power of mobile phones and the increased risks to sexual and gender-based violence in digital spheres.
2. Fit for Future? - A Global Digital Compact for Gender Justice
Organizers: FES and IT for Change
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET | CCUN 11th Floor
At this hybrid session, the Political Feminism Program of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Nandini Chami, Deputy Director at IT for Change, will present a Charter of Feminist Demands on what feminists seek from the Global Digital Compact.
Read the complete text of Nandini’s inputs here.
Friday, 10 March
For a Gender-Transformative Digital New Deal
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET | CCUN 8th Floor
The event will gather members of trade unions and feminist movements in a global conversation to discuss a common agenda for influencing the global governance for a gender-transformative Digital New Deal. Nandini Chami, Deputy Director at IT for Change, will be speaking at this in-person event.
RSVP to the event here.
Tuesday, 14 March
Interactive Expert Panel on Innovation and Technological Change, and Education in the Digital Age for Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls
Organizers: UN CSW
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET | UN HQ, Conference Room 4
The Interactive Expert Panel will be an opportunity to take stock of current research, analysis, and practice, and make informed, practical, and action-oriented recommendations to the Commission and its members. Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director at IT for Change, will be speaking on the topic of ‘accountability and data governance’.
Read the complete text of Anita's input here.