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The CSW Beijing Plus Fifteen review conference was held from 1-8 March 2010 in New York. Gender Links, the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC), the Gender, Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network and the African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) sought to bring the voices of women not able to attend the CSW, especially from Africa, to the conference. The partners produced a a daily newspaper distributed in hard copy at the conference as well as online.Click here to read the full report. Read more in FEMNET report about GL participation


A team of journalists, mostly women from Africa, produced five issues of an English and French newspaper (with a Spanish contributions) on 2-5 and 8 March. Watch this space for your daily news. If you would like to receive the newspaper online E Mail systems@genderlinks.org.za If you have any information you would like to contribute, contact editor@genderlinks.org.za


Over the years, GL has produced over 30 books, research reports and training manuals, a photo library with over 3000 images; numerous press releases, fact sheets and media resources. GL works in four thematic programmes which include Gender and the Media; Gender and Governance, Gender Justice and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance.

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You will need to register on the GEM Community to participate in the cyberdialogues. Click here for instructions on how to register and how to chat. Click here to access the online chat.


Tuesday, March 2nd
The best man for the job is a woman

Wednesday, March 3rd
Equality in and through the media

Thursday, March 4th
Soccer 2010
Score a goal for gender equality

Friday, March 5th
HIV and AIDS and care work
Making care work count

Monday, March 8th
Yes we can end gender violence



If you are physically in any of the following locations, you can join a team of chatters (if you have a laptop please bring it with you). The chats will be accompanied by face to face discussions with experts.


New York
150 East 39th Street, Apt. 608, between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave
9 -10: cyber chat
10-11am: General discussion

GL Offices, 9 Derrick Avenue, Cyridene
3-4 pm: general chat;
4-5 pm: cyber chat

AWC offices
4-5 pm general chat;
5-6 pm cyber chat

For more information contact Saeanna Chingamuka.



During the CSW meeting, 1 – 12th March IPS will produce a daily, electronic IPS TerraViva that combines the latest news from New York with gender stories from across the IPS network. Two printed editions of IPS TerraViva will be published and distributed in New York on 1 March and 8 March, and available for download at at the IPS-TerraViva Beijing + 15 electronic site - www.ips.org/TV/beijing15/.

TerraViva is the family of independent periodicals published by IPS-Inter Press Service - Global News Agency. The TerraViva Beijing +15 is part of the IPS programme “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality” (http://www.ips.org/mdg3).

Related Links

Interesting articles and information.





GL Beijing+10

Southern Africa pre-Beijing caucus report

Southern Africa Beijing Plus Fifteen draft position paper

Say NO to violence

UN Beijing+15


Beijing Plus Fifteen Report

22 June 10
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC)
The CSW Beijing Plus Fifteen Review conference (1-8 March 2010), was an opportunity to combine reflection on progress and challenges over the last fifteen years since the Beijing Platform for Action, with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences on ways forward among gender and women's activists from around... [read more]

FEMNET UNCSW 2010 report

01 April 10
Regional relevance: Africa, International, Southern Africa (SADC)
Gender Links on behalf of the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance presented at an Africa Caucus during the 2010 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women which focussed on the 15 year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. [read more]

Daily Links@CSW: Monday 8 March 2010

06 March 10
Regional relevance: International, Southern Africa (SADC)
As the US delegation circulated a resolution on maternal mortality at the Beijing+15 review Friday, activists from around the globe called on government to accompany this with strong language on sexual and reproductive rights. [read more]

Daily Links@CSW: Friday 5 March 2010

05 March 10
Regional relevance: International, Southern Africa (SADC)
NGOs struggling to get thier foot in the door of Beijing+15 are calling on the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to put his money where his mouth is by "making social dialogue a reality." [read more]

Daily Links@CSW: Thursday 4 March 2010

04 March 10
Regional relevance: International
As the impact of the financial crisis continues to reverberate across the globe, delegates from North and South meeting in New York for the Beijing +15 review say that women are carrying a disproportionate burden of the costs. [read more]

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