Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering all Women and Girls: Promoting SDG5 in a Covid World
International Women’s day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates Women's successes and raises awareness of inequality by challenging gender stereotypes to achieve equality and incusion for all Women. This global social movement, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, celebrates women’s economic, political and social equality. In celebration of this event, the Civil Service College will be contributing by delivering free informative webinars between the 8th-12th March, with the aim of helping to raise the voices of women and achieve women’s empowerment, not just here in the U.K. but globally!
Ending discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but is also imperative in order to achieve sustainable development. It is a known fact that by empowering women and girls, it has an increased effect and helps boost economic growth and development.
In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, this agenda emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
In this first part of the IWD webinar series, we will be joined by speakers Meg Munn, Former Minister for Women and Equality and Cecilia Passaniti Mezzano, Membership Secretary of Women’s International League for People and Freedom U.K. who will be delivering an informative session on Sustainable Goal 5 – ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ and what it’s agenda aims to achieve by 2030. We will be hearing from both a U.K. and an International perspective on the following areas:
There will also be time for Q&A and a chance for you to virtually share your thoughts and views with our speakers.
(N.B. This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams)
10:30 - 11:30
8 March 2021 Book
Meg is an independent governance consultant who specialises in parliamentary processes, political party development, gender main-streaming and women's leadership.Read Bio
Meg is an independent governance consultant who specialises in parliamentary processes, political party development, gender mainstreaming and women's leadership. A governor at Sheffield Hallam University and a non-executive director of the Esh Group, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
She has spent fourteen years as an elected parliamentarian in the United Kingdom, including as a Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Women & Equality. Before parliament Meg worked for twenty years in the social work profession; her last post was Assistant Director of Children's Services.
Meg writes and speaks on increasing the numbers of women working in science, engineering, technology and construction, and is Patron of the Women's Engineering Society. She is a member of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Diplomatic Excellence External Panel, an Associate of Global Partners Governance and was previously on the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union UK.
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