Subject: [fem-women2000 158] CSW44/PrepCom2 NGO activity/Newsletter
From: lalamaziwa <>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 10:16:04 +0900
Seq: 158


I am forwarding Press Release from Women Action2000, an global NGO
initiative working towards shared information strategy for Beijing 
plus 5. Please read through for information on what activities will
take place during upcoming CSW44 in New York.

NGO newsletter from CSW44/PrepCom2
We are requesting all NGOs present at the CSW44/PrepCom2 to make inputs
to prepare the NGO Newsletter. We hope those arriving in New York could 
join in our effort to spread the news from the NGO perspective.

The information compiled as daily newsletter will be distributed from a
mailing list set up at <> 

To receive the news, join the mailing list from an online subscription
page at
*or*  send an email to <> requesting for your 
email to be included in the distribution list. 

IMPORTANT: we will *not* be reposting all news articles here. So, if you
wish to receive all of them as email messages please subscribe to the 
above mailing list NOW. (otherwise, the information could be accessed
through the website at

Please spread the news to your network members! Thank you!


Press release - 23/02/00

WomenAction to the Commission on the Status of Women in New York
>from February 28-March 17, 2000.

February 24 -- Women Action 2000, a network of 30 national, regional and
international organisations working on women, communications and media
will participate in the Beijing+5 activities at the 44th regular session
of the CSW (Commission on the Status of Women),at the UN headquarters in
New York from February 28-March 17, 2000.
WomenAction will report on the daily activities of the CSW session and
produce daily updates of news and views on-line and on paper. The focus
will be UN meetings, parallel NGO sessions, a calendar of events,
interviews, and examples of women using ICTs (Information and
Communication Technologies) to network and influence policy makes. 

The online texts will be accessible in full, while the daily paper will
have summaries or highlights.
Both will be available online on the WomenAction global
site ( and each region can insert its own
flash in the regional site. Listings will be in English and French.

WomenAction will staff a cyber/internet cafe at the Church Centre for
the UN, located across the street from the UN, as part of the CONGO
(Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the UN)hospitality
Centre. This will allow women attending the CSW sessions access to
Internet for timely communication with networks back home.

Women Action will participate in a women and media caucus, focusing
attention on Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) adopted
at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women. 

Otherwise, from March 6th through March 10th., WomenAction will provide
a linkage to the Global Knowledge Conference in Malaysia via bulletins
on the website, and a sidebar in the daily newsletter. 



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Yukika Matsumoto, JCA-NET
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