Gender mainstreaming, governance and leadership

Governance and survivor/victim-centric approaches to gender-based violence in the context of the COVID-19 crisis


Organised with the MENA-OECD Governance Programme Training Centre of Caserta and the OECD Public Governance Directorate


Tuesday, 16 November 2021 at 2pm-4pm (CET)

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Draft Agenda (pdf) 



This virtual event aims to bring together government officials, OECD members, policy makers, experts from the MENA region, and representatives of NGOs and International Organisations to discuss ways to strengthen public governance systems, encourage the adoption of victim/survivor-centric approaches, and improve justice and accountability in order to effectively address Gender-based violence (GBV). The event will provide a platform to promote the exchange of relevant experiences, good practices and lessons learnt, especially in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.



2.00 pm                  

Opening session, with welcome remarks by

  • H.E. Antonio Bernardini, Permanent Representative of Itay to the OECD and co-chair of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme
  • Mr János Bertók, Deputy Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
2:10 pm 

Session 1: Whole-of-state framework to prevent, address and penelise Gender-based violence (GBV) in MENA countries: systems, culture, access to justice and accountability 

3:05 pm

Session 2: Survivor/victim-centric approaches to Gender-based violence (GBV)

3:55 pm

Concluding remarks

  • Prof. Maurizio Mensi, Executive Director, MENA-OECD Governance Programme Training Centre Caserta 



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