Please join ICAN and members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. ICAN will co-host several side events, more information below.

The Role of Parliamentarians as Partners in Women, Peace and Security

Hosted by the government of Norway & UNDP in partnership with ICAN

Wednesday, March 14th


Conference Room 11- GA Building

Please RSVP here. For more information, please email Ms. Rosalie Fransen.

Parliaments are key in advocating change in national legislation, and in actively pushing for the implementation of the global Women, Peace and Security Agenda. To advance this work, UNDP launched a global Peacebuilding through Parliaments initiative which seeks to strengthen the role of parliaments and parliamentarians in implementing the women, peace and security agenda to promote gender equality, prevent violent extremism and build peace in their societies. The project engages parliamentarians and actors at the local, regional and global levels to a) enhance the capacity of parliaments and parliamentarians to advance the WPS agenda; b) increase the participation and leadership of women MPs in parliamentary committees; and, c) strengthen national collaboration between parliaments and civil society on WPS topics.


Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism:

The State of Programming and Policies for Women and Girls

Hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN & ICAN

Monday, March 19th

1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Ex-Press Bar, UN General Assembly Building

Please RSVP to if you need us to facilitate your access to the UN building.

For the 62nd Session of the Commission of the Status on Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) will host a side event highlighting the importance of a gendered approach to the return, rehabilitation and reintegration of perpetrators and supporters of violent extremism with attention to the policy, legal and implementation challenges and opportunities. The side event will also focus on the potential for collaboration between national actors and civil society on holistic, gender-sensitive disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration, and the strategies the international community might use to support them.

Read concept note here.


Shrinking Space for the Feminist Movement

with a Focus on Gender Activism in Rural Space 

Hosted by CIVICUS & ICAN

Monday, March 19th

 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Ex-Press Bar 3rd Floor, UN General Assembly Building

This event aims to give a diversified understanding of what it means to be a gender activist living in rural areas; the threats women human rights defenders are facing from various state and non-state actors; and, concrete solutions and strategies for addressing the attacks on the civic freedoms of feminist movements- especially in rural communities.

For non-UN ground pass holders, please RSVP to no later than Wednesday, March 14th. If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview, please email


Transforming Global-Local Partnerships in Support of Durable Peace

Hosted by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice in partnership with Search for Common Ground, Mercy Corps & the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

Tuesday, March 20th

9:00-11:00 AM

 Carnegie Corporation of New York

437 Madison Avenue, Floor 31, New York, NY 10022

By Invitation Only


Stronger Together: Women Waging Peace 

Hosted by Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Wednesday, March 21

10:30 AM

Salvation Army, Downstairs Room

This event will bring together leading women peacemakers to discuss the power of global women’s peacebuilding platforms. WASL member Visaka Dharmadasa will be featured as a panelist.

+1 202 986 0952

Suite 524, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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