Ms. Manique Gunaratne together with MIUSA (Mobility International USA) women with disabilities from the Asian region attended the Beijing+25 Regional CSO Forum, at the UNESCAP, United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2019. The forum was organised by the Asia-Pacific Beijing+25 Civil Society Steering Committee with support from UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The Beijing+25 review process begins in 2019 and will culminate in a global review at the 64th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2020. The global review will
highlight the achievements and barriers to the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It will also provide an opportunity to look at emerging issues which
have served to restrict women’s enjoyment of their rights.
Ms. Manique Gunaratne was a panelist at the side event on “Intersectionality: how to make it real” mainstreaming women with disabilities and their diverse realities organised by Rising Flames.
The “Brilliant & Resilient” photo exhibition by MIUSA was also held at the United Nations Conference Centre.
Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:
1 Group photograph.
2 Group of women with disabilities.
3 Group with the UN Logo.
4 Manique at the United Nations Conference Centre.
5 Manique at the CSO Forum.
6 Manique with the banner.
7 Manique with the photo at the photo exhibition.
8 Manique with the UN logo.
9 Sri Lankan participants.
10 Manique at the United Nations Conference Centre entrance.
11 At the conference.
12 Manique at the panel discussion.
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