CSW 63: Gender equality in public institutions for sustaining peace

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CSW 63: Gender equality in public institutions for sustaining peace

Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:30 to 12:45
Where: 

UNDP’s Amartya Sen Room located on the 10th floor of UNDP’s Offices on 304 E 45th St New York, New York 10017

This event will bring together Member States, experts and practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences on the relationship between gender equality in public administration (GEPA) and sustaining peace. The event will serve as a platform to discussing key questions around the opportunities and challenges that sustaining peace poses for promoting inclusivity in public institutions. It will also serve as an occasion to present the latest findings from the UNDP-UPitt GEPA research initiative on how conflict shapes women’s participation in and leadership of the civil service.

This roundtable will bring together diverse participants, including Member States, practitioners and experts to explore how gender equality in public institutions can contribute to sustaining peace, and to consider key challenges and opportunities.

  • Bring greater visibility to the role that gender equality in public administration can play in sustaining peace.
  • Explore the ways in which conflicts shape women’s participation and leadership in civil service.
  • Showcase examples of how women in public institutions and civil service have helped to contribute to peacebuilding in diverse national contexts.
  • Provide a platform for Member States to share how their own efforts to promote gender inclusive public institutions have/or can have an impact on promoting peaceful societies.
  • Identify existing challenges—including data gaps—for increasing gender equality in public institutions for peacebuilding.
  • Engage in a forward-looking discussion on existing opportunities for enhancing gender equality in public institutions to help prevent the “outbreak, escalation, continuation of violent conflict.”

Speakers:

  • H.E. Ms. Ana Maria Tribin Uribe, President's High Advisor for Women’s Equality, Republic of Colombia
  • H.E. Ms. Janet Camilo Hernández, Minister of Women, Dominican Republic
  • H.E. Ms. Awut Deng Achuil, Gender, Child and Social Welfare, Republic of South Sudan
  • H.E. Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, Ireland
  • Dr. Melanie Hughes, Co-Director of Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL), University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Müge Finkel, Co-Director of Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL), University of Pittsburgh
  • Ms. Raquel Lagunas, Senior Advisor on Gender, United Nations Development Programme (moderator)

The session will be livestreamed by iKNOW Politics,

Livestream link.

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UNDP