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“The NGO Committee on the Status of Women has been essential in breaking traditional frontiers and in changing the course of a complex and delicate debate on gender equality. It is in this Committee where one hears that in a society where a women has never been discriminated against, exploited or abused, denigrated, or subject to violence, she will give birth and life to communities and nations – and will construct a future – without violence, discrimination, abuse or denigration. It is also here in this Committee where one understands that the future debate on gender and development will not be located only at the surface of our needs or material desires (though essential) but at the most profound level of our existence and human transformation: a transformation that must not become a source of more gender inequality but become a human compass to guide the humanization of development thinking and practice.”

Alfredo Sfeir Younis,
Geneva Special Representative to the UN and the WTO, World Bank Geneva

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9th International NGO Forum on “Economic Empowerment of Women – Key Factors for Equality by 2030”

The NGO CSW Geneva co-organizes the 9TH OCAPROCE International NGO Forum on the Economic Social and cultural Rights of Women 

on 2 June 2017, 10:00-18:00  
Room XII, Palais des Nations

Theme: 

“ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN – KEY FACTORS FOR EQUALITY BY 2030”

 

Registration on INDICO :
https://reg.unog.ch/event/18631/
(mandatory for those who do nat have a UN ground pass)

Note: if you do not have an INDICO account, you must first create an account via: https://reg.unog.ch/event/18631/user/register


Programme Summary: 

10:00 – 11:00 Official Opening of the Forum

11:00 – 13:15   Morning Sessions:

  • 1  Inclusive Growth for the Eradication of Women’s Poverty
  • 2  Women’s role in peace building and qualitative growth
  • 3  The Consequences of Migration on Women in Africa

14:15 – 16:30   Afternoon Sessions:

  • 4  Pay Gap in Light of the Economic Empowerment of Women
  • 5  Gender Pension Gap: Cumulative Effect of lifelong Gender Imbalances in Paid & Unpaid Work
  • 6  The Importance of ICTs for the Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality 

16:30 – 17:15 Closing
17:15 – 18:00   Reception

More information: Full Programme

 


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