​Join Count Me In! and allies at CSW66

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the largest global convening on advancing women’s rights and gender equality. The 66th session of CSW will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual. Join the Count Me In! consortium and allies at  our side-events to bring feminist solutions and perspectives to the conversation.

The side events link to this year’s CSW 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” and review theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” 

Feminist solutions for the environmental and climate crisis

Date: 15 March

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 am EST

Interpretation available in: Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Women, girls, trans, intersex and non-binary people across the globe have been offering and leading feminist solutions to address the environmental and climate crises, centering social justice, human rights and care for all people and the planet. In this side event we will hear examples of feminist climate solutions in practice and discuss with governments how they can support women human rights defenders and their climate solutions. The event is organised by the Count Me in consortium, Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) and Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and hosted by the Government of the Netherlands.


  • Mela Chiponda, Just Associates
  • Adrián Díaz, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
  • Sevidzem Ernestine Leikiki, Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch
  • Sandile Ndelu, FRIDA | Young Feminist Fund
  • Cecilia Sharp, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (TBC)
  • Kitty van der Heijden, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Moderator: zohra moosa, Mama Cash

Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements Funding Feminist Transformations

Date and time: March 16 at 9 am Suva, Fiji / March 15 at 10 pm CET / March 15 at 5 pm ET

Interpretation available in: English, Spanish, and French, and captioning in English. 

The Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements is an emerging multistakeholder initiative that was announced at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico in 2021 with the express aim of increasing, sustaining, and improving financial and political support for women’s rights and feminist organisations and movements. It is also a collective commitment of the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership (AC6)

Join us in this session to hear from funders and activists who are making their commitments reality. They will share lessons learned about what works and what doesn’t– when it comes to funding relationships that truly facilitate deep, transformational impact.


  • Louise Holt, Director General, Gender Equality GAC
  • Erin Williams, Global Fund for Women
  • Althea Anderson, Hewlett Foundation
  • Lisa Mossberg, SIDA
  • Shalini Nataraj, Urgent Action Fund
  • Noelene Nabulivou, DIVA 
  • Ashlesha Khadse, Thousand Currents
  • Monica Aleman, Ford Foundation
  • Moderator: Cindy Clark, AWID

Strengthening labour rights through cross-movement collaborations – trade unions, sex workers’ organisations and feminist groups

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Time: 8.30 – 10.00 am EST

Interpretation available in: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, closed captioning provided in English (additional languages to be confirmed)

This side event will focus on sharing effective approaches to protect and strengthen the human rights of sex workers. The larger framework of the side event will be on delineating the importance of intersectional approaches and cross-movement collaboration among feminist, sex workers’ rights and labour rights groups. The side event is organised by The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Commonwealth of New Zealand, Count Me In! Consortium, Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and CNV Internationaal.


  • Conxa Borrell, President of APROSEX and General Secretary of the Sex Workers Organisation OTRAS, Spain
  • Igor Bosc, Chief Technical Advisor, Work in Freedom Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Karen Burbach, Head Taskforce Women’s Rights & Gender Equality, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Kholi Buthelezi, Director and a founding member of National sex workers movement in South Africa- SISONKE.
  • Mariama Diallo, Secretary General, Democratic Union of Senegalese Workers (UDTS), Senegal
  • Matthew Parks, Parliamentary Coordinator at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
  • Dr. Thembisile Xulu, Chief Executive Officer, South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
  • Moderator: Geetanjali Misra, Executive Director, CREA

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