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Empowering Young Women through Digital Literacy: The Impact of Computer Literacy Camps in West Bengal and Jharkhand

The Computer Literacy Camps organized by Jabala Action Research Organisation in Alipurduar, Murshidabad district of West Bengal, and Dumka district of Jharkhand have the potential to significantly impact the lives of girls and young women in these areas. Through these camps, participants gain digital literacy skills and learn to harness the power of the Internet to improve their lives in various ways. Asked to comment on how digital literacy had affected their lives, young women in Alipurduar recorded short videos about what they had learned and how they use the Internet.

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A 15-year-old girl invented a solar ironing cart that's winning global respect

The story of Vinisha Umashankar

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NGO CSW/NY October Monthly Meeting

How Does the Climate Crisis Impact Peace and Security for Women and Youth? Thursday, 21 October 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM EDT | Meeting Recap

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Generation+25 & Generation Equality Updates:

Final Edition: July 2021; Vol: 2 - Issue: 11

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The WFC proudly announces that our network partner Jabala Action Research Organisation  received GNE Award 2021 for setting up and promoting impactful social practices as one of the best NGOs in India.  

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'Adolescent Girls of Jabala' of Birpara, Alipurduar responding to Covid-19 challenges.

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NGO CSW - New York

Monthly Newsletter: June 2021

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Register for NGO CSW65 Forum

FREE registration for our virtual platform is now open!

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Support football for girls

Jabala is raising funds for 'Football for Freedom' Program.' 

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CSW65 updates: Secretary-General’s Report on the CSW65 Priority Theme and NGO Written Statements Available Online

Dear CSO representatives registered for CSW65,

We are pleased to inform you that the written statements submitted by ECOSOC accredited NGOs to the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women have now been published and are available on the UN Women website. They may be found here on the CSW65 Official Documents page:
There were a total of 146 submitted statements by ECOSOC accredited NGOs and we would like to thank all who contributed to this process.

We would also like to point out that the Report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme "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" and most of the other official documents for CSW65 are now available on the CSW65 Official Documents page:

Best regards, 
UN Women

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Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto

The year 2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). Before that, the 1st United Nations (UN) World Conference on Women was held in Mexico in 1975, during the UN International Women’s Year. This Conference was the first of its nature to focus solely on women’s issues and marked a turning point in policy development.

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Announcing the NGO CSW65 Young Feminist $5,000 Awards.

In collaboration with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals is delighted to make available five $5,000 grant awards to youth leaders and young professionals who have a project or an idea to advance gender equality in their region. Top projects will be displayed on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Platform.

Winners will be announced on 26 March 2021 during the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

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A Prajnya Report - 2020

This report is an information initiative of the Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce at Prajnya. This year’s report was prepared by Kausumi Saha whose work was supported by a donation in memory of R. Rajaram. It builds on previous reports authored over the years by: Kavitha Muralidharan, Zubeda Hamid, Shalini Umachandran, S. Shakthi, Divya Bhat, Titiksha Pandit, Mitha Nandagopalan, Radhika Bhalerao, Jhuma Sen and Suchaita Tenneti. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution and support of Gynelle Alves who has designed the report cover since 2009. © The Prajnya Trust 2020

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Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Updates

Volume: 2 Issue: 3, November 2020

In this issue:

  • First GEF Curated Discussion Report

  • Event: Equal in Law & Life: a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Youth Journey to Generation Equality

  • Report: Youth Voices in Generation Equality and Action Coalitions Dialogue

  • NGO CSW/NY's Updated Generation Equality Deck

  • Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition December Consultation

  • Feminist & Women's Movement Action Plan Updates

  • Advisory Working Group Updates

  • Share your or your organization's work for Beijing+25

  • NGO Parallel Reports

  • Stay Informed on the Generation Equality Campaign

  • More Resources

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UN Women: Gender Equality Updates

25 November - 10 December 2020

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign, managed by UN Women, will kick off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November-10 December) under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!". In a year like no other, violence against women has intensified drastically, and ending this shadow pandemic will require more investment, leadership and action.

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UN Women: Gender Equality Updates

25 November 2020

UN official commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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20 November 2020

Jabala Girls from Alipurduar receive Birangana Award

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