The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2022 - SDG 5 round table: “Accelerators of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic”

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The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2022 - SDG 5 round table: “Accelerators of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic”
This Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2022 roundtable will aim to discuss how governments can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment as part of the COVID-19 recovery process, considering gender-differentiated impacts of the pandemic. Full details ▼
Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums
Start date: 07 April 2022 | Start time: 10:00 UTC +02:00
End date: 07 April 2022 | End time: 12:00 UTC +02:00
Location: Hybrid: Geneva, Palais des Nation Tempus Room 1, Online

Event description

This peer-learning roundtable on SDG 5: Gender Equality “Accelerators of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic” will aim to discuss how governments can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment as part of the COVID-19 recovery process, considering gender-differentiated impacts of the pandemic.  

Progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment remains uneven across the region, with progress moving at fast pace in some areas and stalling in others. As has been widely accepted, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and widened gender gaps across various spheres. More than ever, building “forward” better requires acceleration of efforts that bring clear measurable results across all SDGs.  

Through this round table, policy makers and experts from member States will present proven “accelerator” practices towards progress in specific SDG 5 targets that are contributing to meeting the 2030 deadline, including measures and actions for COVID-19 recovery that are inclusive and gender-responsive.

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Sponsored by: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
Other Co-Sponsors: Lead organizers: UN Women; Contributors: Issue based Coalition on Gender Equality, ITU and UNECE
More information:
Contact person: Nargis Azizova, nargis.azizova[at]unwomen.org