GENERATION EQUALITY – Global Committee Members


The Civil Society Advisory Group for Generation Equality (CSAG) was chosen through a civil society-led process that was completely independent of the UN. It was open to all organisations working on gender equality and women’s human rights. The final decision made on the composition of the CSAG was produced by the selection committee on the basis of careful consideration and considerable debate.

The 5-person Selection Committee was made up of individuals who volunteered for this task in response to a repeated call, made in a series of emails and conference calls managed by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO-CSW/NY) about the Beijing Plus 25 process, in June 2019.

From 136 applicants the following applicants were chosen:


  • Hakima Abbas  – Association of Women in Development (AWID)
  • Shannon Kowalski     –  International Women’s Health Coalition

Regional (Asia Pacific)

  • Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls   – Shifting the Power Coalition & Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  • Sivananthi Thanenthiran  – ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women)

Regional (Africa)

  • Memory Kachambwa   – FEMNET – African Women’s Development and Communication Network
  • Kuwonu Afiwa Kafui    – Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF)

Regional (Europe)

  • Sophie Beria    – YouAct – European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • Xenia Kellner   – Young Feminist Europe

Regional (Middle East and North Africa)

  • Fatma Khafagy    –  Egyptian Feminist Union
  • Gharsanay Ibnul Ameen  –  Youth Empowerment and Leadership Organization

Regional (Latin America)

  • Mabel Bianco –  Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (Fundacion para Estudio e Investigacion de la Mujer, FEIM)
  • Gia Gaspard Taylor   – Network of Rural Women Producers – Trinidad and Tobago


  • Bertha Cecilia Garcia Cienfuegos   –  Asociación Regional Mujeres Ingenieras
  • Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh     –  Women for a Change
  • Jessica Stern    –  OutRight Action International
  • Chidi King   – International Trade Union Confederation
  • Phelister Abdalla   –  Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA)
  • Sascha Gabizon    – Women Engage for a Common Future
  • Jeanne Hefez    – Ipas
  • Naiara Leite Costa  – Articulação de Organizações de Mulheres Negras Brasileiras
  • Houry Geudelekian     –  NGO-CSW NY

For Advisory Group Bios click here



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