Call for Delegates: OCIC Civil Society Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Position: Call for Delegates: OCIC Civil Society Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Employer: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Location: Online

Deadline: February 3, 2022

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range: $250 Honorarium

Closing Date: February 3, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

*Only OCIC Associate, Network/Institutions, and Organizational Members are eligible to apply

Call for Applications: OCIC Civil Society Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women
March 14-25, 2022


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an intergovernmental, multi-sectoral platform for individuals, civil society, NGOs, and government bodies to work together towards promoting and advancing women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. CSW was officially established and mandated by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

The 66th session of CSW will take place between March 14 – 25, 2022, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, U.S.A. This year’s themes include:

Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes;

Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

As an organization in good standing and with official affiliation to ECOSOC, OCIC has the opportunity to register to send a number of delegates to CSW66. This engagement would provide the opportunity to OCIC members to engage at an international level, amplify their work, and further their engagement and commitments to gender equality.

Call for Delegates

OCIC intends to send a delegation of twelve (12) representatives to CSW66, including: five (5) spots reserved for OCIC organizational and network/institutional members; five (5) spots reserved for members of OCIC’s Youth Policy-Makers Hub; and two (2) spots reserved for individual associate members. Delegates will be supported prior to and throughout their CSW engagement including through pre-session trainings, the opportunity to develop an advocacy guide or set of recommendations in consultation with public stakeholders, debriefing sessions during and after CSW, and logistical support to access and fully participate in this engagement.
Please note: as this session is free to attend and completely virtual, OCIC will not be covering any costs related to participation. To recognize and value the emotional labour, energy and time involved with preparing for and participating in this engagement OCIC will provide each delegate with a $250 honorarium following their full participation.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for OCIC’s CSW delegation you must:

Be an OCIC organizational, network/institutional or individual associate member;
Be interested in or demonstrate knowledge of gender equality and equity, anti-oppression, and intersectionality;
Commit to attending pre-CSW training sessions offered by OCIC (times and dates TBC);
Commit to attending at least six (6) events virtually over the course of CSW, determined in discussion with the delegation;
Lead or support at least one (1) consultation with public stakeholders in the lead-up to CSW;
Contribute to the development of an advocacy or recommendations document, alted to be publicly released on March 8, 2022 (International Women’s Day);
Contribute to and support public communications regarding the delegation’s engagement including, but not limited to, highlights from sessions, key moments and learnings.

To apply: Qualified, interested applicants are invited to submit an application via this Google Form no later than 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2022:

As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. Individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women or non-binary, person with a disability, newcomer, visible minority, or from any other systemically underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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