Gender Equality Events

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State of the World Population 2013 Launch: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

October 30, 2013 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Twenty thousand girls under the age of 18 give birth every day, and 90 percent of these births occur within the context of marriage, according to the UN Population Fund’s latest State of the World Population report. This year’s edition, launched at the Wilson Center on October 30, focuses on adolescent pregnancy and finding ways to better protect this vulnerable group of young women.
Podcast

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?”

Women Leading Policy Transformation in Agribusiness in Tanzania

October 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Webcast

Women's Economic Empowerment & Reproductive Health

October 10, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As more organizations in the international development community commit themselves to supporting women’s empowerment, it has grown increasingly difficult to evaluate what that really entails.

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

October 03, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
Webcast

How Change Happens and Women Leading in Post-Conflict Settings

July 16, 2013 // 10:00am12:45pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
These two panels are a part of the Bryn Mawr College Women in Public Service Project Institute: Peacebuilding and Development. The Institute is a two-week program for emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries and countries in transition.
Webcast

Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.

The Role and Impact of Women in Lawmaking in Kosovo

June 19, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Webcast

Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
According to the UN Population Fund, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 – an estimated 14.2 million young girls marrying too young every year or 39,000 daily. The majority of these girls do not receive access to education or reproductive health services.
Webcast

Woman-Centered Maternity Care, Family Planning, and HIV: Principles for Rights-Based Integration

June 11, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Despite increases in the availability of maternal health care across Nigeria, maternal mortality rates remain high, averaging 630 per 100,000 live births in 2010, compared to the world average of 210. “This is data we are not proud of,” said Philippa Momah, board director of Nigeria’s White Ribbon Alliance, at the Wilson Center. “We believe that one of the issues is the way health care providers treat our women. This may be causing a 20 percent drop-out rate in the health care system.”

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