OECD Development Centre – UNESCO
12th March 2010
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What they said
Organised jointly by UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre, this International Workshop on “Gender Equality and Progress in Societies” is an opportunity to consider gender equality from a broader perspective while addressing its inherent socio-cultural-economic implications. The main goal of this International Workshop will be to develop a common understanding of better ways to measure and address remaining gaps in gender equality, seen from a dynamic and participatory angle.
Revisit Sessions 1 and 4 in video
Session 1: Making the economic case for empowering women:
Session 4: Gender equality and progress in societies : what have we learnt and how to move forward ? A roadmap for action
Session 1: Making the economic case for empowering women
Stephan Klasen, Göttingen University: Gender Inequality and Economic Outcomes: Theory and Evidence
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO 20-First, Co-Author of “Why women mean business” and author of the forthcoming “How women mean business”: Sample chapter of "How women mean business"
Session 2: Looking at innnovative ways of measuring progress in gender equality
Working group 1: Measurement
Jeff Edmeades, International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW): SIGI - a new composite indicator to measure gender inequality
Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, The Gender Equality Project: Establishing a Global Standard in Gender Equality
Working group 2: Innovation
Seth Flaxman, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Build your own gender index: my.genderindex.org
Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Development goals through a gender lens: the case of education
Session 3: Gender equality and culture: how can gender equality make a difference for cultural development and vice versa?
Working group 1: Good practice: leadership
Melanie Fassbender, MENA-OECD Governance Initiative: Addressing gender in public management in MENA countries
Teresita Sylvia M. Salud, Deputy Executive Director, Philippine Commission on Women: presentation Magna Carta of Women “The Bill of Rights” of Filipino Women and paper
Working group 2: Good practice: legal and institutional change
Pınar İlkkaracan, Women for Women's Human Rights – New Ways: Legal reforms in Turkey
Stella Nyanzi, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda: Transformations in widow inheritance practices: The case of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
Session 4: Gender equality and progress in societies: what have we learnt and how to move forward? A roadmap for action
Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR): Working with Business to Create Policy Solutions
Beatrice Duncan, Social Affairs Expert, African Centre for Gender and Social Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA): Advancing gender equality: some practical proposals
Closing remarks and next steps
Johannes Jütting, OECD Development Centre, and Gülser Corat, UNESCO: Summing up and looking forward
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