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Forum on ‘Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’ – on 23 February 2018

The NGO CSW Geneva organized a Forum on

Women and Global Migration: Root Causes and Innovative Solutions’

that took place on 23 February 9:30-13:00 in the Room XI, Palais des Nations in Geneva. 

The following topics were discussed: 

  • Factors affecting migration flows
  • Movements and labour force
  • Promotion of human rights and innovative solutions. 

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29th Session of the Human Rights Council – Panel-Dialogue event on Migration: Crises of Values and Governance – 24 June 2015

Co-organiszed by NGO CSW Geneva members Bangle and Dialogue, International Council of Jewish Women and Medical Care Development International, in partnership with Global Migration Associates and Rwanda Women Network:

Migration: Crises of Values and Governance
Human Rights, Social Cohesion, Women, Development…
Wednesday 24 June 2015, 12h to 13h30, Palais des Nations, room VIII

HRC 2015 Migrants panel  -Save the Date-150616update3A participatory event highlighting key synergies and mutual dependencies among human rights, international migration, advancement of women, equality now, and the development agendas

to stimulate dialogue, cooperation, and make common cause across intersecting concerns, constituencies and networks to shore up the rights-based approach to governance, to equality and non- discrimination, to migration, to advancement of all women, and to development.

Event Flyer for download


NGO CSW Geneva co-sponsors YLC CSW59 side-event on Human Rights & Migrant Women on 11 March 2014

The Young Leaders Caucus YLC is an organization of young people, mostly young women, that was born during the Geneva NGO Forum Beijing+20 UN ECE Review organized by the NGO CSW Geneva in November 2014.

Following up on substantive work done for the NGO Forum, YLC cordially invites you to a CSW59 Side-Event on

Human Rights and Migrant Women
on 11 March 10:30-12:00 at CCUN Chapel, New York


  • Alicia Arbid, Arab Women’s Solidarity Organization – Belgium, European Network of Migrant Women
  • Melissa Garcia Velez, New York State Youth Leadership Council
  • Dylan Terry, Young Leaders Caucus, Global Migration Policy Associates
  • Representative from DRUM tbc – South Asian Organizing Center

Moderator:: Jitka Markova, European Network of Migrant Women, Migrant Women’s Platform (UK)

Download: Event Flyer


Human Rights Council 26th Session – NGO CSW Geneva jointly hosts an open caucus on Human Rights of Migrant / Displaced Women

HRC Open Caucus Migrant Women Flyer 13-6-14The NGO CSW Geneva & GMPA cordially invite  NGO  / Civil society to an open caucus on migrant/displaced women and their rights in context of the current session of the Human Rights Council.

  • Friday 13 June – 13:30-15:00
  • NGO Resource Center, Palais des Nations – Geneva

  • Bring together advocates and activists addressing migrant women and their rights
  • Identify key policy and protection challenges facing migrant/displaced women
  • Facilitate collaboration for effective advocacy in defense of migrant women at HRC
  • Broaden discussion on migration and migrant women in Beijing +20 review


  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, President, NGO CSW Geneva – Secretary General World YWCA
  • Patrick Taran, President, Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA)
  • Joyce Jett, MCDI/SCI, NGO CSW Co-Convener Interactive Roundtable

Download: Event flyer

Panel on “Domestic Work: Human Rights of Women- Towards an ILO Convention on Domestic Workers” on May 30

Conchita Poincini as President of the NGO Committere on the Status of Women Geneva and Convener of the Working Group on Women’s Employment and the Economics of Gender was adamant on organising  a two hour lunch event in preparation of the ILO Labour Conference (ILC), which is to be held June 1-17, 2011.

The ILO Labor Conference will discuss for the second year running the adoption of a Convention and/or Recommendation on “Domestic Workers” a particularly exploited and unprotected group of workers, who are mostly women.

In relation to this conference, the NGO-CSW Working Groups on Employment & the Economics of Gender, Displaced Women and Women’s Right to Health, will hold a panel on

“Domestic Work: Human Rights of Women- Towards an ILO Convention on Domestic Workers”

on Monday, May 30, 2011

in Room S4 at the Palais des Nations.


The Event Flyer can be downloaded here


WG on Displaced Women – Meeting with Mary Balikungeri, Founder and Director of the Rwanda Women Community Development Network – 21st April

We are pleased to have Mary Balikungeri, Founder and Director of the Rwanda Women Community Development Network speak to us about her work with displaced women, violence and peace building in Rwanda.

We will meet at the CoNGO Board Room at 11 Ave de la Paix
on Thursday April 21st from 13:00 – 15:00.

Looking forward to seeing you then.
Krishna Ahoojapatel & Joyce Jett
Co-Conveners NGO-CSW Working Group on Displaced Women