Strategies to Promote Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities

April 26, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Environmental Change and Security Program
Africa Program
Asia Program
Latin American Program

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness.

Conference Agenda

Panel 1: 8:30am-10:00am

  • The Evolution of Strategies to Promote Gender Equity
    Jane S. Jaquette, Occidental College
  • The Effectiveness of Gender Mainstreaming Efforts
    Aruna Rao, Gender at Work
  • Moderator: Miryang Youn, Office of North-South Dialogue, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea

Panel 2: 10:15am-11:45am

  • Gender Equity in a Global Workplace
    Cathy Feingold, International Programs Department, AFL-CIO
  • The Other Half of Gender
    Andrew Levack, Men as Partners, EngenderHealth
  • Grassroots Efforts to Promote Gender Equity
    Angelina Aspuac, Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepequez, Guatemala
  • Overcoming Legal Obstacles
    Lyn Beth Neylon, Women's Legal Rights Initiative
  • Moderator: Rosemarie Moreken, Inter-American Foundation

Keynote Address: 12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Promoting Gender Equity: Remaining Challenges and the Way Forward
    Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda, East and Horn of Africa Regional Office, UNIFEM
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