Gender Equality and Progress in Societies: Session 1
On 12th March 2010, UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre are jointly organising an International Workshop on “Gender Equality and Progress in Societies” in Paris, a unique opportunity to consider gender equality from a broader perspective while addressing its inherent socio-cultural-economic implications.
Each day prior to the Conference, Wikigender will be focusing on a different session of the Conference. Today, Monday 8th March 2010, the focus is on session 1 and International Women's Day 2010.
Session 1: Making the economic case for empowering women
|Opening Remarks - Launch of the "Atlas of Gender and Development"|
9.00 – 9.30: Registration
9.45 – 10.00: Launch of the “Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries”
|Session 1: Making the economic case for empowering women|
Chair: Gülser Corat, UNESCO Director of the Division for Gender Equality
10.00 - 11.30: This session will set the scene by focusing on the linkages between women’s empowerment and economic growth, while also exploring a broader perspective encompassing culture and development issues.
Monday, 8 March 2010: International Women's Day
- IWD 2010 page
- IWD 2010 UNIFEM Statement
- Women for Women International's global campaign "Join me on the Bridge"
- UN IWD 2010
- ILO celebrates International Women's Day 2010
- IWD 2010
- Oxfam blog: International Women's Day 2010: Fighting for women around the world
- Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day
- Map of women in politics 2010
- The European Parliament for the elimination of violence against women
- High Commissioner speaks out against domestic violence and "honour killing" on occasion of International Women's Day
- See also: Wikigender Community Portal
- Women: the Front line Against Hunger
- CARE IWD "wear a string" campaign
- IWD Message 2010 for UNIFEM Australia