Side events

CSW63: Social Protection, Public services, Infrastructure

UN Women organized/co-sponsored events in the LAC Region:

11 March

Access to social protection and remunerated domestic work: successful experiences and challenges in latin america and the caribbean

Panelists: Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director UN Women, Mariela Mazzotti, Director, National Institute of Women Uruguay, Paola Mera. Technical Secretary. National Council for Gender Equality of the Government of Ecuador, Elizabeth Tang. General Secretary. International Federation of Domestic Workers, Cecilia Garau. Director of Labor Protection and Equality. Ministry of Production and Labor of the Republic of Argentina, Carmen Britez. Secretary “Unión Personal Auxiliar de Casas Particulares de Argentina”, Vinicius Pinheiro, Special Representative for the United Nations and Director of the Office in New York International Labor Organization (ILO), David Ray Vice President of CARE. 

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Conference Room A

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12 March

Social protection for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Proposals towards its adequate financing 

Panelists: Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director UN Women, Vinicius Pinheiro, Special Representative for the United Nations and Director of the Office in New York International Labor Organization (ILO), Luis Felipe López Calva, LAC Regional Director UNDP, Julio Bango, Social Protection and Gender Systems: a contribution from the Comprehensive National System of Care in Uruguay, Katrín Björg Ríkarðsdóttir, Secretary General of the Directorate of Equality in Iceland . Social Protection, Welfare State and Gender Equality Nordic Council, Margarita Cedeño, Vicepresident of Dominican Republic. Scenarios and Costs for Social Protection and Gender in the Dominican Republic.

Moderator: Corina Rodríguez, DAWN

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Room 12, UN HQ.

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Discriminatory Legislation on Women´s Economic Empowerment  

Panelists: Rebeca Greenspan, SEGIB, Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director UN Women, Marta Lucía Ramirez, Vicepresident of Colombia. Presentation Results Social Protection Meeting, Bogotá, Maria Luiza Navarro Viceminister of Multilateral Affairs and International Cooperation. Presentation of the EPIC regional initiative, Ms. Isabel Pla, Minister of the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity of Chile. Presentation Agenda Woman Chile, Ms. Soledad Murillo, Secretary of State for Equality of Spain. Presentation Results Meeting Madrid and labor equality initiatives promoted by the EU, Ambassador Rodrigo Carazo, Permanent Representat of Costa Rica at UN. 

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Conference Room 12, UN HQ.

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13 March

Care systems and social protection models: impact on autonomy and women's rights

Panelists: Corina Rodríguez, DAWN,  Julio Bango, National Secretary of the Care System Uruguay, Maria Noel Baeza, UN Women,  Crystal Simeoni, FEMENT.

Moderator: Mariella Mazzotti, Director, National Institute of Women  Uruguay.

8.15-9.30 a.m., Conference Room 11, UN HQ.

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Women’s leadership in the national agendas of the americas and Caribbean 

Panelists: Minister for Women and Gender Equality of Canada, Maryam Monsef/ Parliamentary, Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru, Ana María Mendieta Trefogli, Minister for Women of Dominican Republic, Janet Camilo, UNW Regional Director, Luiza Carvalho. 

1:00 - 3:00pm Dining Room, Conference Building. UN HQ.

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Women protagonists of change How financial inclusion and digital transformation can accelerate the gender equality and sustainable development :

Panelists: Javier M. Flores, General Manager, BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincón, Vice President of the Republic of Colombia, Rebeca Grynspan, SEGIB, Gustavo Meza- Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, Javier M. Flores, General Manager, BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Laura Fernandez Lord, Head of Women's Empowerment, BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Rut Pelaiza, Advisor, BBVA Microfinance Foundation in Peru, Sandra Mendoza, Agriculture and Livestock, BBVA Microfinance Foundation in Colombia, Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, UN Women. 

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Express Bar

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14 March

Model Law of femicides

Panelists: Carmen Moreno, OAS, Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director of UN Women, MESECVI and CEDAW experts.

Spotlight countries: Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Conference Room 12

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2019 Women´s Empowerment Principles Forum “Business Innovation and Investment in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment”

Panelists: CEOs from WeEmpower and WinWin countries, Ms Purna Sen, UN Women.   

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ECOSOC Chamber. 

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15 March

Beyond bias: Access to Justice and Social Protection in the Caribbean 

Panelists:  Hon. Samantha Marshall, Minister, Ministry of Social Transformation Human Resources Development Youth and Gender Affairs - Antigua & Barbuda, Madame Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice, Caribbean Association of Judical Officers, Her Excellence Pennelope Beckles Permanent Representative of the Republic if Trinidad and Tobago to the United NAtions and PResident of the Executive Board of UN-Women. 

Moderator: Tonni Brodber, Deputy Representative UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean 

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Conference Room D 

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Inclusive and Sustainable Justice Systems

Panelists: Ms. Farmala Jacobs, Executive Director, Directorate for Gender Affairs, Antigua and Barbuda, Ann-Marie Williams, Deputy Programme Officer CARICOM Secretariat, Gender Focal Point, Madame Justice Sonya Young, Supreme Court of Belize. 

Moderator: Ms. Asha Challenger, Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations  

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Conference Room A

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We Empower and Win-Win Forum

Panelists: Mara Marinaki, European Union, Anna Falth, UN Women, Jessica Boccardo, Principal, BCG Levee, Brazil, Kim Mok,  Content Lead, Google Primer, US Alice Clavel, Lead Teacher, Le Wagon, Germany/France, ILO Decent Jobs for Youth Initiative, Catrin Einhorn, journalist, NY Times, KPMG Brazil,  Aerie Amen – Milena Guillot (TBC), IKEA and Starbucks/Salesforce, Raquel Coello-Cremades, Regional Advisor in LAC, UN Women, Elizabeth Vasquez, President and CEO, WeConnect International Mary Kay, Jamila Belabidi-Chahid, Global Supplier Citizenship and Purchases Capability, Procter & Gamble, Priya Basu, Head, Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, We-Fi, Representatives of W7 and W20 (Asako Osaki) Representatives of UN Women, ILO and EU. 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Millenium Hilton, One United Nations Plaza, New York



Side event Women in Coffee (IWCA y ONU Mujeres):

Panelists: Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, Mrs. Josiane Cotrim Macieira, Founder of IWCA Brazil and co-author of the book Women in Coffee (TBC), Mrs. Kellem Agnew Emanuelle – President of IWCA, Mrs. Helena Maria Ramos Alves – co-author of Women in Coffee Book and Researcher of Embrapa - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Mr. José Sette – President of International Coffee Organization.  

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Millenium Hilton, One United Nations Plaza, New York

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18 March

Violence against Women in Political Participation:

Panelists: Alicia Barcenas, CEPAL, Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director UN Women, Laura Flores, DPA Director Gladys Acosta, CEDAW Expert, Adriana Salvatierra, President of Bolivian Senate. 

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Conference Room 7.

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20 March

Launch of Strategy on Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action 

Panelists: Speakers TBI  ACRO RD (TBC)   moderated by the Global Executive Director of Equality Now, Yasmeen Hassan.    

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Conference Room 12, United Nations Secretariat.