Gender and development

International Workshop: Gender Equality and Progress in Societies

 

 

 

 

 

 

OECD Development Centre – UNESCO
International Workshop

 

12th March 2010

OECD Conference Centre

 

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What they said

 

 

Background

 

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:

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French

 

Session 4: Gender equality and progress in societies : what have we learnt and how to move forward ? A roadmap for action

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French

 

Presentations

 

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

 

Other material

 

Useful links

 

Contact

 

Estelle Loiseau [estelle.loiseau@oecd.org; Tel: +33 1 45 24 95 59].

 

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