Event: Beijing+20: Gender, Power, and Decision-Making

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The Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Presents:

Beijing+20: Gender, Power and Decision-MakingTuesday, February 24, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
National Democratic Institute
455 Massachusetts Ave NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DCOn February 24, the SID GID Beijing+20 discussion series continues with a conversation on Point G: “Women in Power and Decision-Making,” co-hosted with the National Democratic Institute and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. The discussion will begin with an exploration of progress made since 1995 toward women’s equal and active participation in power structures and decision-making, as well as their capacity to participate in decision-making and leadership.

Panelists will comment on the best practices that have evolved and moved women forward in the political sphere since 1995, as well as on emerging issues and future opportunities. The frameworks of international development work are shifting and being reshaped; these frameworks, like the Sustainable Development Goals, offer new opportunities for women in politics. The panel will explore how current and proven strategies can be built upon and carried forward, and how a more integrated, inclusive approach to democracy development might provide greater opportunity to achieving sustainable development overall.


Sandra Pepera, Director for Gender, Women and Democracy, NDI


Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Jessica Huber, Senior Gender Specialist, IFES

Aaron Azelton, Director for Citizen Participation, NDI

Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Jennifer Collins-Foley, Senior Inclusive Development Advisor, World Learning

Cristina Manfre, Senior Associate, Cultural Practice, LLC

Location: National Democratic Institute, 455 Massachusetts Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

For more information:

Contact: Elizabeth Healy
Email:  events@sidw.org

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