Isis International will be participating in the following workshops and panels. To those of you who may be at the CSW and NGO Forum, we hope to see you at the following events.

ASIA PACIFIC WOMEN’S WATCH (APWW) WORKSHOP ON GENDER AND DISASTER IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Boss Room, 8th Floor room at the CCUN (Church Center)
Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 8:30-10:00am

Speakers

Pawadee Tonguthai (Thai WomenWatch): A New Challenge for Rural Women in Thailand: Sustainable management of natural disaster

Shabina Khan(Fiji Women’s Rights Movement): The Silent Voices of Women in Disaster Management with a focus on Fiji (current flooding)

Carole Shaw (JERA (International Justice, Equality, Rights, Access): Women’s Voices from the Floodplains

Sepali Kottegoda (Women and Media Collective, Sri Lanka) The Impact of Disasters in the South Asian context: Some key pointers for action

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza (Isis International): Launch of the Engendering Climate Justice Toolkit

Young Hai Park (BPW Korea/ Korea Women Watch) Experience of Korean Women in Recent Disaster Relief Activities

Moderator: Hiroko Hara (Japan's Women Watch, JAWW)

Q&A and Discussion
Closing Remarks Pam Rajput (Astitva - Women's Resources and Advocacy Centre, India)

RURAL WOMEN - FOOD SOVEREIGNTY - CONFLICT - PEACE

Salvation Army Center - Main Auditorium
Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speakers:

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food - Mr. Olivier De Schutter - Statement

Ms. Marcela Villareal, Ph.D., FAO Director of Gender, Equity & Rural Employment Division (Invited)

Isis International – Ms. Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Executive Director - FemLINKPacific and International Gender Liaison for GPPAC

Ms. Sameena Nazir - Executive Director, PODA-Pakistan & President,WILPF-Pakistan Section

ActionAid International. Ms. Catherine Gatundu

Rural Development Leadership Network . Ms Alina Diaz, Columbia Farm Woman Survivor of Conflict

Ms. Lois A. Herman - Coordinator - Women's UN Report Network-WUNRN Power Point on Global Perspective of Women & Food Sovereignty, Food Crisis, Poverty, Nutrition, Intersectionalities

Moderator: Ms. Maria Butler - WILPF PeaceWomen

RURAL WOMEN - POVERTY - CRISES - RIGHTS

United Nations Headquarters - North Lawn Building
Conference Room B
Friday, March 2, 2012 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Speakers:

UN Independent Expert on Extreme Poverty - Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona - Statement

Center for Women's Global Leadership - Ms. Radhika Balakrishnan, PhD - Executive Director Research Coordination

UNRISD - UN Research Institute for Social Development - Ms. Shahra Razavi - Research Coordinator

Isis International - Ms. Lalen de Vela

DAWN - Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era - Ms. Marina Durano

Huairou Commission – Ms. Prema Gopalan, Executive Director of Swayam Shikshan Prayog, member Huairou Commission and Groots International

PWESCR - Programme on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights - Ms. Priti Darooka - Executive Director

Women's UN Report Network - WUNRN Power Point on Global Dimensions of Women & Poverty - Ms. Lois A. Herman, Coordinator

Moderator: Ms. Kathryn Tobin, UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service - NGLS

RURAL WOMEN & THE RIGHT TO WATER

Friday, March 2, 2012
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Salvation Army - 221 East 52nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Distinguished Speakers:

Government of Sierra Leone - Hon. Stephen Gaojia, Minister for Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs

UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Water & Sanitation - Ms. Catarina De Albuquerque - Statement

Isis International - Ms. Lalen de Vela

MADRE - Ms. Diana Duarte, Communications Director

WASH-Net - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Network - Sierra Leone - Mr. Musa Ansumana Soko, National Chairman

Food & Water Watch - Ms. Marcela Olivera, Latinamerican Coordinator & Visiting Scholar - Center for Women's Global Leadership

PWESCR - Programme on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights - Ms. Priti Darooka, Executive Director

WEDO - Women's Environment & Development Organization – Ms Cate Owren, Executive Director

Women's UN Report Network - WUNRN Power Point on Global Dimensions of Women & Water - Ms. Lois A. Herman, Coordinator

Moderator: Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary - President, NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva

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