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#FlorenceLive webcast - Women at 2020: Between progress, gender backlash and (post-) Covid realities

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  • Thu 24 Sep 2020 16.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-09-24 16:00 2020-09-24 17:00 Europe/Paris #FlorenceLive webcast - Women at 2020: Between progress, gender backlash and (post-) Covid realities

On 1 October 2020, the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75) will hold a high-level meeting in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, which resulted in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, the most comprehensive agenda to date on gender equality and women’s empowerment identifying 12 critical areas of concern (including poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child). Under the title of ‘Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,’ this meeting will provide an opportunity to assess women´s pending challenges for equality in a scenario in which women’s growing empowerment coexists with movements fighting what they identify as gender ideology, as well as with the increasing strains on women’s lives, health, security and economic survival brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this context, the second edition of the EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series will kick-off with a conversation on Women at 2020: Between progress, gender backlash and (post-) Covid realities. We welcome distinguished policy makers and institutional leaders to explore questions such as: 

  • What has been the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women´s rights?
  • What are ongoing manifestations of gender equality backlash and what are the means of combating it?
  • How can we prioritise in defining the strategies for the advancement of women’s rights in the coming years?
  • Which set of policies and actors could best lead and contribute to such strategies?

Discussants:

  • Maruša Gortnar is Head of Operations at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
  • Nahla Valji is the Senior Gender Adviser in the United Nations’ Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) where she coordinates the UN-EU Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls and supports the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Gender Parity Strategy. 
  • Simonetta Zarrilli is chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the organization’s Gender Focal Point.

Moderator:

  • Ruth Rubio Marín is part-time Professor on Gender Governance at the School of Transnational Governance, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, and member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. 

The EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series hosts conversations on the world today, with a focus on policy issues and challenges that cross borders. The event will be livestreamed on the the STG’s website and Youtube channel and is open to all (no registration is required). To participate in the conversation, please join us live and post your comments and questions in the comment feed below the video. 

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On 1 October 2020, the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75) will hold a high-level meeting in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, which resulted in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, the most comprehensive agenda to date on gender equality and women’s empowerment identifying 12 critical areas of concern (including poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child). Under the title of ‘Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,’ this meeting will provide an opportunity to assess women´s pending challenges for equality in a scenario in which women’s growing empowerment coexists with movements fighting what they identify as gender ideology, as well as with the increasing strains on women’s lives, health, security and economic survival brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this context, the second edition of the EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series will kick-off with a conversation on Women at 2020: Between progress, gender backlash and (post-) Covid realities. We welcome distinguished policy makers and institutional leaders to explore questions such as: 

  • What has been the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women´s rights?
  • What are ongoing manifestations of gender equality backlash and what are the means of combating it?
  • How can we prioritise in defining the strategies for the advancement of women’s rights in the coming years?
  • Which set of policies and actors could best lead and contribute to such strategies?

Discussants:

  • Maruša Gortnar is Head of Operations at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
  • Nahla Valji is the Senior Gender Adviser in the United Nations’ Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) where she coordinates the UN-EU Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls and supports the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Gender Parity Strategy. 
  • Simonetta Zarrilli is chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the organization’s Gender Focal Point.

Moderator:

  • Ruth Rubio Marín is part-time Professor on Gender Governance at the School of Transnational Governance, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, and member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. 

The EUI School of Transnational Governance’s #FlorenceLive series hosts conversations on the world today, with a focus on policy issues and challenges that cross borders. The event will be livestreamed on the the STG’s website and Youtube channel and is open to all (no registration is required). To participate in the conversation, please join us live and post your comments and questions in the comment feed below the video. 


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