Date(s) - 20/03/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Role of Local And Religious Communities To Reinforce The Rule Of Law in CAR


Palais des Nations, Geneva

15:00 – 16:30 Room XXIII

The event is designed to support the call for more effort on social cohesion and social contract in reports to the Human Rights Council and contribute to understanding what it entails.

See info in the side event Flyer

Event Date

Monday 12 March

  • Women of Faith Speaking to Structural Change: Empowering Rural Women
    Temple of Understanding (Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall)
  • Empowerment Stories and Interfaith Actions, United Religions Initiative (URI) (Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall)

Tuesday 13 March

Wednesday 14 March

  • Faith and Feminism: Voices of Affirmation National Public Radio (NPR) Interview with Randy Cohen – Person, Place (Must RSVP)
  • 8:30 am: Frontline Leadership: Rural Women in the Anti-Fracking Movement, Mining Working Group (Salvation Army,  221 E. 52nd Street)

Thursday 15 March

Friday 16, March

  • 10am: Launching the Global Consultation on the Islamic Gender Justice Declaration, Islamic Relief Worldwide (RSVP Required)
  • 12:15pm: Policy Roundtable of the Faith-Based Community of Praxis on Gender Justice, ACT Alliance (Invite only)
  • 6pm: 4th Annual CSW Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Gratitude, . Sponsored by United
    Methodist Women, NGO CSW, URI, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Temple of Understanding, International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (Church Center for the
    United Nations, Tillman Chapel 44th St and 1st Ave)

Monday 19, March

  • 10am: Building Bridges: developing effective partnerships between faith and secular actors to
    challenge discriminatory gender norms and secure rural women’s rights. Co-sponsors: Danish Mission, ACT Alliance, UNFPA (Ex-Press Bar, UN Secretariat (Entrance on East 46th street
    and 1st Avenue)

    • Presentation from JLI GBV Hub
  • 2:30pm: Human Trafficking in America– Risks for women and girls in rural areas and collaborative prevention by Faith-Based Communities, UNICEF USA, Arigatou International, NY Board of Rabbis (Salvation Army  221 E. 52nd Street)

Wednesday 21, March


The World Bank is seeking a Senior Communications Officer to lead the FBO Engagement Program. 

Oversight of the FBO Engagement Program
• Oversees the implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive, results-oriented strategy for building and strengthening the WBG’s engagement and partnership building efforts with faith-based and religious organizations and other diverse stakeholders.
• Contributes to the formulation of the WBG’s public position on critical issues pertinent to FBO and religious organizations working in development.
• Develops and systematically maintains high-level networks and contacts with FBOs and religious organizations across the globe and serves as liaison with a diverse group of influencers.
• In close collaboration with WBG operational units, explores opportunities for operational partnerships with development-focused FBOs and religious organizations.
• Tracks and analyzes key issues of importance to FBO-WBG relations, advises senior management, CommNet managers/advisors, and others on important policy issues, opportunities and risks.
• Oversees strategic planning, coordination and logistics around high-level fora and events aimed at advancing the WB’s developing priorities and bringing faith based organizations and leaders into these discussions.

General Support of the Stakeholder Engagement Program
• Supports key institutional initiatives and advocacy efforts, and works closely and collaboratively with others focused on constituency engagement – civil society, foundations, parliamentarians and other key stakeholders.
• Supports the development and management of tools that enhance Bank staff capacity to effectively engage with broad set of global stakeholders I.e. a Stakeholder Engagement Resource Guide and Training workshops
• Fosters concrete partnerships with diverse stakeholders as part of a broad-based movement to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.
• Prepares or oversees preparation of major communications products, including briefing notes and speeches for senior management.
• Represents the WBG in various fora related to global development, faith and related issues and addresses range of stakeholders (including FBO and religious leaders, UN and government officials, civil society, etc.)


For more information see here and to apply

Date(s) - 21/03/2018
8:30 am - 9:45 am


Promoting faith based solutions to end GBV and launching Islamic Relief’s global campaign to end Early and Forced Marriages, FGM/C and domestic violence

Hosted by Islamic Relief Worldwide

Location: Church Center for the United Nations, Tenth Floor,
777 United Nations Plz, New York, NY 10017


CSW62 Islamic Relief Events – Flyer

Date(s) - 16/03/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Invitation to join the consultation on the Islamic Gender Justice Declaration, looking for the supporters and creating platform for faith movement for gender justice.

Hosted by Islamic Relief Worldwide

Location:  UNFPA, 605 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5D

RSVP by 11 March to [email protected]


See all CSW62 Islamic Relief Events – Flyer

Date(s) - 15/03/2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


During the 62nd annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Islamic Relief Worldwide, the Lutheran World Federation, Finn Church Aid and other faith-based organisations will be leading an inter faith event ‘Do you have faith in SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals)? Faith sensitive gender justice mainstreaming, towards inclusion of faith actors in CSW and SDGs’.

Social Hall, 4W & 43rd Street, Manhattan

All are welcome.

“International and national efforts around gender equality and women’s empowerment have often involved multiple stakeholders and diverse proposals and initiatives. However, a missing key ingredient – and partnership modality – has been around faith and religious considerations. Integrating religious knowledge – and actors – now needs to be mainstreamed.” Dr Azza Karam, senior advisor on culture at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

See here for concept note and flyer

Islam and Good Governance Workshop in Bergen Norway

Invitation from Rob Gleave to be a part of a project which looks at how Islamic law has developed in the recent past, and how it might develop in the future (

The workshop will take place at the University of Bergen, Norway on how Islam can contribute to good governance globally, particularly in the Muslim world. The workshop is titled “Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari’a and Society” and will take place 19th-20th April 2018. They have a space for an interested practitioner to attend and contribute. Someone who has been working on how the Muslim faith can contribute to good governance would be ideal, perhaps with a specific country experience. The workshop will include explorations of how the Muslim theological and legal resources can be used to contribute to improvements in governance. They cover travel and accommodation expenses – if you are interest, please do contact him: Rob Gleave ([email protected]) to discuss further.

Date(s) - 19/03/2018
10:00 am - 12:45 pm


Developing Effective Partnerships Between Faith and Secular Actors to Challenge Discriminatory Gender Norms and Secure Rural Women’s Rights

Co-hosted by: Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York, the ACT Alliance, DanChuchAid and UNFPA in partnership with Christian Aid, Tearfund, ABAAD, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Norwegian Church Aid and World Vision.
Location: UNHQ, New York during UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

 Three panels will be held discussing:

  • What is the ‘harm’ in harmful traditional practices: a presentation of the findings from the Joint Learning Initiative’s research.
  • Working effectively with faith actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and practices: sharing best practices
  • Mapping the way forward: building strong partnerships between faith and secular international development actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and practices.

More information about the event is in the CSW62-event invitation

RSVP on google forms
*Guests who do not have a UN grounds pass and therefore need a special ticket, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, 14 March 2018.