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    Special CSW55 – Breaking New Ground: Arab Women and the Path to Democracy

    The world today is mesmerized by the people’s revolution in the Arab States region and the aspirations of the Arab people for democracy and social justice. It is this context that the Asia Pacific and Arab States (APAS) Division of UN Women plans to use, during the official launch of UN Women at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), as an opportunity to engage with partners, to share and discuss perspectives regarding the substantive and effective leadership role of UN Women in the region.

    Date: Friday, February 25th Feb 2011
    Time: 2 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
    Venue: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York, Manhattan Room, 2nd floor, East Wing
    One United Nations Plaza, New York, on 44th between 1st and 2nd

    A moderated Panel Discussion in New York, with participants from Egypt and Tunisia on the panel. The objective is, overall, to gather views about how UN Women can respond meaningfully and effectively, in supporting women to be actively engaged in the social and political transformation happening in the region, especially in Egypt and Tunisia. Specifically, it is to understand how UN Women should strengthen women’s voice, participation and leadership in democratic processes in Egypt and Tunisia and the region. This will include women’s participation in:

    ·      Drafting of the Constitution
    ·      Elections
    ·      Strengthening the Legislature and other Institutions

    Hibaaq Osman, the CEO of the Egypt based MDG3 grantee KARAMA will be speaking at the panel, as well as several other women’s rights advocates.

    The Panel Discussion will be webcast so that people in Egypt and Tunisia and the region can participate in the discussion. This will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the audience and via video conference with participants from Cairo as well as simultaneous feedback online with social networking media.

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