Grassroots Workshop on Gender Equality in East Africa | 22 June 2021
From Data to Policy Action: Tackling Gender-Based Discrimination in Social Institutions in East Africa
Virtual Grassroots Workshop
22 June 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (GMT+3)
The OECD Development Centre, in partnerships with the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, invites you to a virtual workshop with grassroots organisations working on gender equality and women’s rights in East Africa on 22 June 2021 at 10:00 am GMT+3 (9:00 am GMT+2) for an interactive policy discussion.
Building on the OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and the African Gender Index (AGI) of the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the virtual workshop aims to track progress and identify key challenges and opportunities for women’s empowerment and greater gender equality in East Africa. Participants will include grassroots organisations, civil society and research organisations, think tanks, gender experts and advocates, as well as foundations, who will share their perspectives and expertise on gender equality in East Africa across three thematic areas:
- Women’s health deprivation, gender-based violence and restricted reproductive autonomy;
- Women’s economic empowerment and access to productive and financial resources;
- Women’s political voice, leadership and agency.
This workshop is part of a series of virtual policy dialogue events in Africa organised within the OECD project “From data to policy action: addressing social institutions governing women’s and men’s behaviour to enhance gender equality in Africa”, supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation; and in the context of the regional dissemination of the Africa Gender Index published in 2020 by the African Development Bank Group and UNECA.