WCC offers webinars from United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Women worldwide will gather for the United Nation’s 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to advocate for progress toward gender equality. Global Ministries’ Co-Executive Karen Georgia Thompson and Minister for Global Advocacy and Education Rebekah Choate will participate this year. You can participate from home and join webinars sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC).
The UN 67th Commission on the Status of Women will be held March 6-17 in New York City and online with the theme, “Innovation and technological change, education in the digital age for achieving gender equality, and the empowerment of all women and girls.” The World Council of Churches (WCC) is involved with online webinars scheduled for March 9, 14, and 16. Advance registration is required.
Webinar: Algorithm: The Digital Divide and Polarization, and its impact to Gender Justice
Thursday, March 9, 2023: 9am-11am EST (New York)
Participants will discuss how we can counteract the negative effects by increasing knowledge of how algorithms work and are used to create division and polarization. Speakers will share how to be more critical netizens and offer practical tools to make digital platforms safer. The event is being co-organized by the World Council of Churches, Church of Sweden, ACT Alliance, and the World Association for Christian Communication.
Webinar: Resiliency of Rural Indigenous Nigerian Girls & Women: Surviving Kidnapping & Gender-Based Violence
Wednesday, March 14, 2023 9am-11am EST (New York)
This event will highlight the scourge of gender-based violence and the sense of hope and resiliency survivors share with the world as a catalyst for change. The event is co-organized by the World Council of Churches, Peacemaking in Africa, Christian Council of Nigeria, International Center for Interfaith, Peace and Harmony in Kaduna, and Baptist Conference of Kaduna.
Webinar: Safeguarding the Creativity, Security and Safety of our Girls in Online Spaces
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 4:30 – 6:30 am EST/ 9:30 – 11:30 am CET
This conversation will highlight girls reaching for the STARS (Science, Technology and the Arts, Realizing Success) toward a just, inclusive, and sustainable future. The event is being co-organized by the World Council of Churches, Casey Hearing, AfriAus iLEAC, Girl Force, and Ecumenical Women at the UN.