SWS at the United Nations – 65th Commission on the Status of Women – March 19 and 20 Programming


The 65th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) sponsored by the United Nations (UN) is currently underway and SWS is sponsoring two amazing parallel events this year. Over the next 10 days of the UN CSW, NGO CSW/NY has organized hundreds of events that inform, engage and inspire grassroots efforts and advocacy needed to empower women and girls (for more information, click HERE, or go directly to this site: https://ngocsw.org/

Support SWS members and learn about some incredible feminist research.

Prior to attending you must register as an “advocate.”  You can do that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ngo-csw65-forum-advocate-registration-tickets-137312871495.

This will allow you to create a profile (to network with others or highlight your work) and create a schedule of all the events you would like to attend over the two weeks.

Search the schedule here: https://ngocsw65forum.us2.pathable.com/agenda

Please direct questions to SWS ECOSOC Delegate, Nicky Fox: nicole.fox@csus.edu 

Friday, March 19 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

PANEL 1: Women’s Mobilization, Feminist Claim-Making and the Fight for Social Change 

  1. Maro Youssef, PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin. Women’s Political Participation After Revolution in Tunisia 
  2. Esha Sraboni, PhD Candidate, Brown University. Women Making Claims on the State: The Role of Community Based Groups in Rural Bangladesh 
  3. Fauzia Husain, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto. Women, Public Authority and Spectacular Agency
  4. Andrea Boyles, Professor of Sociology, Tulane University.Black Women’s Activism:  Leading the Progressive Movement at the Intersection of Political Participation, Backlash, and Victimization 
  5. Katie M. Gordon, PhD Candidate, Stony Brook University. Running as Resistance: Collective Action Framing and Women’s Candidate Emergence, 2016-2018 

Saturday, March 20 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

PANEL 2: Barriers to Gender Equity and Feminist Strategies of Resistance 

  1. Katherine L. Maldonado-Fabela, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara. System-Impacted Motherwork: Homegirls Dodging Criminalization 
  2. Morgan Richards-Melamdir, PhD Candidate, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Gender Equality, Instrumentalized Empowerment, and Decoupling in World Bank Discourse and Project Implementation.
  3. Molly M. King, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Santa Clara University & Megan E. Frederickson, Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. The Pandemic Penalty: The Gendered Effects of COVID-19 on Scientific Productivity.
  4. Selina R Gallo-Cruz, Professor of SociologyCollege of the Holy Cross and Renée Remsberg, Wellesley College How They See Us, How We See Ourselves, and How We See Peace’: Reflections on Liberian Women’s Post War Experiences with International NGOs.
  5. Jessica Cabrera, Ph.D. CandidateUniversity of California, Irvine. The Feminist Playbook for Winning Back Title IX.

Learn more about the SWS International Committee HERE