WGG Annual Report 2007-2008

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WGG Annual Report 2007-2008

  1. 1. NGO Committee Working Group on Girls on UNICEF
  2. 2. The WGG -Inside and OutA look at how the WGGorganized from within andinteracted with Missions,UN agencies and other NGOs toaccomplish their goals.
  3. 3. The WGG began the year with a Strategic Plan• This plan outlined five standard steps that could be followed by each task force of the WGG. • Review past documentation and define WGG position and entry points • Create Advocacy Kit • Plan supporting events involving missions, UN agencies and NGOs • Plan to involve Membership and regional representation • Develop follow-up plan for implementation and monitoring
  4. 4. The WGG built capacity within its ownmembership by:• involving all members in planning programs• engaging in ongoing self-evaluation• mentoring new members• networking internally• membership expansion• bringing in new skill sets• inviting experts on pertinent issues to speak at membership meetings
  5. 5. The WGG continued to make use of:our website, publications and list serve to communicate with our networkand the UN community.
  6. 6. Publications
  7. 7. Publications
  8. 8. http://www.girlsrights.org/
  9. 9. The WGG responded with several activities and events tothe following opportunities:• General Assembly Resolution on the Girl Child• 16 days of Activism Campaign• World Fit for Children+5• Follow-up to CSW 51• CSW 52
  10. 10. Advocacy on SRSG• Beginning this past July, the WGG joined other NGOs to advocate for a Special Representative on Violence against Children.• Many INfG and WGG members signed a petition organized by the NGO Advisory Council for follow-up to the UN Study.• WGG members in New York visited over 20 missions alerting governments early on to the need for a Special Representative, and suggesting the possible details of the mandate including voluntary funding. Panel Discussion on the Girl Child during the Third Committee
  11. 11. Education forDevelopment:Keeping Girls inSchool7 November, 2007Organized by the PermanentMission of Zambia on behalf ofSADC in cooperation with theNGO Committee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  12. 12. Education forDevelopment:Keeping Girls inSchool7 November, 2007Organized by the PermanentMission of Zambia on behalf ofSADC in cooperation with theNGO Committee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  13. 13. Panel Presentation onViolence Against GirlsDuring the 16 Days ofActivism Campaign29 November, 2007Presented by the NGOCommittee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  14. 14. Panel Presentation onViolence Against GirlsDuring the 16 Days ofActivism Campaign29 November, 2007Presented by the NGOCommittee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  15. 15. Toward a World Fitfor Girls: Confrontinga Modern DaySlavery11 December, 2007Presented by the NGOCommittee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  16. 16. Toward a World Fitfor Girls: Confrontinga Modern DaySlavery11 December, 2007Presented by the NGOCommittee on UNICEF,Working Group on Girls
  17. 17. Mission Visits prior to CSW 52• Armenia • • Korea• Croatia • Slovenia (EU)• Ecuador • Turkey• Indonesia • Zambia
  18. 18. CSW High Level Round TableFulya Vekiloglu, Co-chair, Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee onUNICEF addressing the Roundtable
  19. 19. Financing GenderEquality in Education25 February, 2008Presented by the United NationsGirls’ Education Initiative(UNGEI), the UNICEF GenderUnit and Education Section, andthe Working Group on Girls ofthe NGO Committee on UNICEF
  20. 20. Financing GenderEquality in Education25 February, 2008Presented by the United NationsGirls’ Education Initiative(UNGEI), the UNICEF GenderUnit and Education Section, andthe Working Group on Girls ofthe NGO Committee on UNICEF
  21. 21. Caucus Objectives1. Provide a space where thoseinterested in Girls’ Rights canmeet and network.2. Discuss Draft OutcomeDocument and developamendments.3. Plan and organize lobbyingactivities.The event resulted in theproduction of Draft OutcomeDocument, introduced NGO repsto the WGG, raised furtherawareness, and maderecommendations on futurecaucusesCaucus on Girl’s Issues and Concerns at CSW 52
  22. 22. Girls’ Workshopat CSW 52 -25 February, 2008This was an event organized bygirls, for girls, to have anopportunity to educate the girlson the issues and give them anopportunity to network andcollaborate on topics of genderequality.
  23. 23. Girls’ Workshopat CSW 52 -25 February, 2008This was an event organized bygirls, for girls, to have anopportunity to educate the girlson the issues and give them anopportunity to network andcollaborate on topics of genderequality.
  24. 24. Workshop on "Skills toEmpower Women In thePolitical Process: SkillsWhich May HelpWomen ObtainFinancing and AchieveOther Goals"27 February, 2008WGG co-sponsored thisworkshop of the League ofWomen Voters of the UnitedStates.
  25. 25. Financing for Gender Equality in Education:Toolkit for Follow-Up to CSW 5129 February, 2008
  26. 26. Keeping Our Promises to Girls: Implementing CSW 514 March, 2008Presented by the Mission of Qatar and theNGO Committee on UNICEF, Working Group on Girls
  27. 27. EMPOWERING GIRLS TO ENTER THE WORKFORCE THROUGH NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS IN STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Panel & Discussion March 5, 2008Speakers:Helene-Marie Gosselin, Representative to theUnited Nations andDirector, UNESCO New York OfficeMichael Sieff, National Director ORT South Africa(Invited)Dot McLane, AAUW Regional Liaison, National GirlsCollaborativeProjectModerator:Jackie Shapiro, Zonta International United NationsChairman, Co-Chair NGO Committee on UNICEF Co-Sponsors: ORTAmericalWorld ORT; UNESCO; The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund; Working Group on Girls, NGO Committee on UNICEF; Zonta International: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.; Soroptimist International; The NGO Committee on Education
  28. 28. Achievements DuringCSW 52• Mission Visits• Talking Points• WGG Statement• Girls’ Statement• Agreed Conclusions
  29. 29. Achievements DuringCSW 52• Mission Visits• Talking Points• WGG Statement• Girls’ Statement• Agreed Conclusions
  30. 30. Moving Girls’ Agenda Forward . . . Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF WGG Co-Chairs - Steering Committee Task Force on Developing Membership Survey on Mapping Task Force on Developing Strategy and Out Priority Areas and Expertise/ Specialization of Member Recommendations for Girls Participation Organizations. Adwoa Aidoo and Emily Bent Co-Chairs: Dagmar E. McGill and Emily Bent Overall Goal: Institutionalizing of Girls Rights through the UN System and Structures including UN Agencies, Members States and NGOs Communication & Program AdministrationStrategic Development Annual or (for a Communication CSW 51st -52nd-53-54: Secretary: Treasurer :for Institutionalization of Designated Period) Coordinator: Carolyn Thematic: Violence General Coordinator To be filled Mary KayGirls Rights: Co-Chairs Against Girls’ Campaign: Ann Scholz Louchartand the WGG-Steering Campaign Coord. and Newsletter: Coordinator: Members to be filled! Mary Ann StrainA: Through UN CSW51 -Implementation Corresponding FundraisingSpecialized Agencies and TF Chair: Mary Jo Toll. Secretary: To be filledMembers States You may join to become a Eleanor Members with expertise member Web-site: Coordinator: Schlesinger or interested members Doris Schapira B: Through UNICEF may join to help inand UNICEF Executive these areas as well. CSW53 -Task Force on International Network Preparation for the CSW for Girls 2009TF Chair andC: Through HR Inst. Rosemary Reynolds Members: To be FilledCEDAW and CRC

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