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UN Women looks to civil society for support to achieve its strategic goals and fulfill its mandate on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It seeks inspiration from the dynamic and creative side of civil society, which can forge collective identities and alliances, and create formal and informal networks, initiatives, and social movements to articulate new social concerns. Together, UN Women and civil society advocate for the importance of advancing policy and dialogue on women’s rights and empowerment, development, peace, and security.
UN Women Liberia is honoring the vital role that civil society organizations, in particular women’s organizations, play in promoting women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women. Towards this, UN Women established its first Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) at the country level in 2016 to create a space for continued dialogue, which has now completed its tenure. In order to continue the existing practice of effective consultation with civil society organizations to ensure their meaningful contribution to the work of the organization at the country level, a new CSAG will be invited to play key role in advising on UN Women programing aspects, its annual work plan and the preparation of its new Strategic Plan including CSOs role in intergovernmental processes and reporting with reference to CSW, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), follow up to the implementation of Beijing + 25 review and Generation Equality Forum outcomes including as part of the set-up of Action Coalitions around specific thematic areas, and other processes.
Expression of Interest in participating in the UN Women’s CSAG should be submitted (see application form attached) within 6 weeks(30 August 2021) of advertisement (i.e. through networking or advertisement publish in the newspaper) by UN Women Liberia. All Expression of Interests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.