Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW) presents its APWWmeet Series 2020
Building on the momentum of the Beijing +25 process, over the next 12 months APWW will be working collaboratively to build a number of regional conversations about Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. These will take the form of webinars and interactive conversations.
We will contextualise discussions into the current pandemic crisis and investigate what strategies are effective to mobilise, impact decision makers and policy discussions.
APWWmeet Series 2020 – 1
Working for the creation of UN Women : The Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign
This first session of APWWmeet SERIES 2020 focuses on the important (but perhaps little remembered) campaign for the creation of UN Women carried out by women NGOs over a period of five years. Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) involved global and regional NGOs in an intense and passionate lobby for reform in the UN “gender architecture” from several small and relatively weak structures to one dynamic, high-level, well-funded UN entity focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment.