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CSW68 Parallel Event: Global Collaboration to Tackle Period Poverty

  • 13 Mar 2024
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Salvation Army Auditorium and Zoom (Hybrid)


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The National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NFBPWC) and Business and Professional Women of Canada are proud to be co-hosting a hybrid parallel event at the 2024 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68). 

CSW68 Parallel Event: Global Collaboration to Tackle Period Poverty

Date: March 13, 2024
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (note time change/spring forward on March 10th)
[Use this time difference calculator to determine the time in your area. Note that the time will change for some countries when the U.S. moves to Daylight Time]
Place: Salvation Army Auditorium, 221 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022


Monica Lennon

Monica Lennon is a Scottish Labour and Scottish Co-op MSP for Central Scotland. First elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016, Monica’s parliamentary achievements include the ground-breaking Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act. A local councillor in South Lanarkshire Council before entering Holyrood, Monica is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and had a varied career as a chartered town planner.

Faustina Nillan

Ms. Faustina Nillan is the National Director for Women and Children in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) Headquarters. She coordinates the ELCT Gender Justice Program and her work focuses on empowering vulnerable groups specifically women and children who are marginalized and susceptible within the church and community at large. Her passion is capacity building to women and girls economically, politically, technologically, legally and socially to accomplish their desired dreams. She works collaboratively with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Gender Justice and Women´s Empowerment.

Ms. Nillan also leads Task Force 5 on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, under the Act Forum Waking the Giant in Tanzania. She participated in the UN High Level Political forum and UNCSW. She is also the Global Steering Committee member of Side by Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice and the National coordinator of Side by Side Tanzania Chapter and she is the Advisor of Christian Council of Tanzania Women, Arusha Region.

Ms. Nillan is a Gender and Development personnel. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Community Development and is currently pursuing Masters of Arts in Gender Studies (MAGS) in Open University of Tanzania (OUT).

Agnes Tolmie

Agnes is Chair of the Scottish Women’s Convention and has been an active campaigner in the women's movement her entire life. These campaigns include
equal pay and women's representation in political and public life.

Agnes was involved with a coalition of women in Scotland for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament and along with the STUC Women’s Committee campaigned for the 50/50 gender balance within the Parliament. She was an active anti-apartheid campaigner and visited South Africa with the first all women delegation, which was a joint ACTSA/STUC delegation.

Agnes is past Chair of the STUC Women’s Committee, Unite the Union Scotland Women’s Committee, UNI Global World Executive Board and their World Women’s Committee. Agnes is past President of the STUC, recipient of the STUC Women’s Meritorious Award and TUC Gold Badge for Service to Women. Agnes was also presented with Unite the Union Gold badge for ‘Service to Women and the wider Community.'


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    This is a Hybrid event.

    In-person has a limit of 250 attendees at the Salvation Army Auditorium in New York City.

    Virtual has a limit of 400 attendees and it will be held on Zoom.

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