San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us to learn about how to participate in global initiatives for women's human rights at the local level!
This conference will discuss the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. There will be opportunities to engage in planning and action to implement these global initiatives locally and connect with regional leaders for women's human rights.
9:30 am Registration
10 am Welcome
UN Commission on the Status of Women Briefing
Cities for CEDAW National Conference Call
12 pm Lunch
Cities for CEDAW Table Discussions
Beijing + 20 and Beyond: Briefing & Discussion
2:50 pm Close
3 - 4:30 pm Reception with Local Leaders
There are a limited number of parking spaces at the venue, in addition to street parking. We encourage use of public transportation.
From Civic Center BART Station, participants can take the following buses: 5, 5L, 21.
CITIES FOR CEDAW NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL
Join a national conversation on Cities for CEDAW hosted by NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York. You will receive registration instructions when you sign up for the conference.
During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Gender Crosstalk, a project of the United Nations Association San Francisco Chapter to collect and send messages from men and women across the globe to the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Sign up beforehand to participate in Gender Crosstalk at http://ugc.iwd.intermix.org/.
When & Where
San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
The Department works to advance the equitable treatment and rights of women and girls in San Francisco. The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1975 and became a permanent Department under the City Charter in 1994. San Francisco became the first city in the world to adopt a local ordinance reflecting the principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1998. In the intervening years, the Department has used the CEDAW human rights framework to guide our work and develop innovative programs and tools to advance women and girls, including conducting gender analysis of City Departments, funding community-based agencies in our flagship grants program, the Violence Against Women Intervention & Prevention Program, and collaborating with the private sector to address gender equality in the workplace.