CSW68 Side Event: Leveraging South-South Cooperation for Gender Equality – Reflections from the Global South, 13 March 2024

By February 29, 2024 March 11th, 2024 Events, Gender Events

  • When: 13 March, 2024, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (New York)
  • Where: Doha Conference Room – FF Building 11th Floor –  304 East 45th Street, New York, NY.
  • Registration: Please click here to register for this event. Register by  11 March, 11:59AM

The past decade witnessed “the rise of the South” and the revamping and escalating of the South-South Cooperation (SSC). Emerged in the 1950s, South-South Cooperation refers to the cooperation among developing countries to collaborate and share knowledge, skills and initiatives in the specific areas based on their mutual needs, such as agriculture, urbanization, health, etc., for their individual and/or mutual benefits. This side event will focus on why and how to leverage South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC)  to accelerate the implementation of Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and SDGs to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, particularly, by critically examining the current SSTC practices and approaches from experience of women in the Global South.

This event is co-sponsored by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Centre (Articulação Sul/ASUL), China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) and GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation (GenDev CRI).

DAWN and our co-sponsors cordially invite you to participate in this side event to dialogue with feminist scholars, women’s human rights activists, policymakers, and development practitioners around issues of sustainable development, women’s human rights and gender equality in the context of strengthening South-South and triangular cooperation in accelerating implementation of BPfA and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Moderator: Cai Yiping, DAWN, China

Opening remarks:

  • Dima Al-Khatib, Director, UNOSSC
  • Kanta Singh, Deputy Representative, UN Women India


  • Lord Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe,Banjul, The Gambia
  • Laura Trajber Waisbich, University of Oxford, UK/ASUL, Brazil
  • Diana Castro, Latinoamérica Sustentable, Ecuador
  • Govind Kelkar, GenDev CRI, India
  • Li Yingtao, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
  • Annita Montoute, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Zhang Chuanhong, China Agricultural University, China 

Closing remarks:

  • Xiaojun Grace Wang, Trust Fund Director, UNOSSC


For information on this side event, please contact Cai Yiping: caiyiping2000@hotmail.com