Women's empowerment and Building Resilience in Humanitarian Settings

Apr/28 12:30 - Apr/28 14:00

Auditorium Yvan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Genève

28/04/2016 - 12:30 to 14:00

Auditorium Yvan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Genève

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016 will mark the culmination of a multi-stakeholder process to improve humanitarian action worldwide. Global consultations have underlined the importance of “making humanitarian action work for women and girls” and the positive impacts of gender equality programming.

 This panel discussion aims to: highlight the importance of women’s participation and leadership in humanitarian action and decision making; underline the benefits of empowering women economically in order to transform communities and build livelihoods; and to enhance momentum towards a strong commitment on gender equality and women’s empowerment at the Summit.

Introductory Remarks:
 John Quinn, Australian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva

 Reshma Adatia, ICVA Chair of Policy Committee, Global Humanitarian Coordinator, ACT Alliance
 Elizabeth Cafferty, Gender Adviser, World Humanitarian Summit
 Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
 Jorge Lomónaco, Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva
 Elisabeth Prügl, Professor of International Relations, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

 Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

 The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive dialogue.

 Organised in collaboration with the Permanent Missions in Geneva of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA Partnership).


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