‘Choose to Challenge’ Youth Virtual Panel Event
The 2021 International Women’s Day campaign theme is ‘Choose to Challenge,’ referring to individuals choosing to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Global Development Studies program, in partnership with the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC), will host a webinar on this theme.
This webinar will include youth panelists from BCCIC’s delegation to the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), from March 15-26 March 2021. The theme of this year’s event is women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development will also be reviewed based on agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session.
Youth panelists will speak about how they “choose to challenge” for greater gender equality and social justice, and what they have learned about global youth advocacy and change-making by attending the Commission on the Status of Women.