What about a little women's Satellite OR ROUNDTABLE at UNIFEM or UNFPA - day of/Day Before Donor's Conf in NY?
I'm preparing an agenda for tomorrow's call - please respond HERE on our GROUP discussion forum any AGENDA items you have.
Given that so many people and multisector players will be in NY on March 31 for Donor's meeting, it's ideal time to channel attention and network with women/other leaders around the issue of accelerating response to women.
I PROPOSE we have a LAUNCH and DISCUSSION PANEL/ maybe luncheon time - THE DAY OF the Donor's Meeting (or a BREAKFAST) that will allow attendees to SIGN UP/ BE INFORMED of our effort. This could be a time to discuss our goal of a Women's Summit at a future point- maybe in Santo Domingo as a Satellite meeting April 14?
We could ASK Unifem, or UNFPA or FORD to help us host a brownbag breakfast or roundtable luncheon.
I'm coming to the meeting and can organize - with those of you available. It's also an opportunity for US to meet in person - to have a work session.
Que pensez vous?
We could have our announcement available there, and some background materials, and maybe by then, some provisional WEB presence even. We could provide a fundraising document for the Summit, even if we can work together that quickly.
On my end I will have a first decent issue of my newsletter ready. We should discuss if I can incorporate this as the Poto Mitan | Rebuilding Haiti newsletter, or as Haiti Vox Bulletin. I would be honored to edit a newsletter for this initiative, with the caveat that I want to cover a broad range of issues from a feminist perspective (about many aspects of the Rebuilding Haiti effort) - but I'd love to do this by opening up the platform for all of us to share visions, and to bring in OF COURSE and most importantly, Haitian women and grassroots voices on the ground in Haiti.
Comments please. (Are you all out there?) :)