Knowledge Sharing Panel | Main Stage
Host: Equal Measures 2030
The clock is ticking for governments and leaders across sectors to take action for gender equality. Research from Equal Measures 2030 shows that continuing with business as usual, even in pre-COVID times, would see 2.1 billion girls and women living in countries that will not achieve key promises within the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In this panel event, gender equality experts from Africa, Asia, and Latin America consider recent rates of progress on five key issues for girls and women: access to contraception, girls’ completion of secondary school, women in leadership, laws protecting workplace equality, and perceptions of safety. Research shows that, on each issue, countries need to accelerate action significantly if they are to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. As powerful data-driven advocates, speakers will share how progress is looking in their country or region, how COVID-19 has stalled or reversed trends, and what promising approaches suggest that acceleration is possible. Join the Equal Measures 2030 team and partners, Alison Holder (EM2030), Fridah Githuku (GROOTS Kenya), Nilangi Sardeshpande (SAHAJ, India), Neesa Medina (CLADEM, Latin America), and Julie Khamati (FAWE, Africa) for this insightful data-driven discussion. Share your questions and contribute to the conversation with a live discussion on Twitter after the event.
Alison Holder, Dr. Nilangi Sardeshpande, Fridah Githuku, Julie Khamati, Neesa Aracely Medina Estrada