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Tracking the Walk: Measuring Progress on Women's Economic Empowerment
|Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019 |New York,United States of America

Tracking the Walk: Measuring Progress on Women's Economic Empowerment

Event Details:

Date: Monday 11 March 2019

Time: 16:45- 18:00

Location: Express Bar, UN Headquarters, New York


Understanding the impact of initiatives on gender equality is complex and highly context-specific. To make progress on SDG 5, we need a better approach to measuring economic empowerment. The lack of gender-disaggregated data makes it particularly difficult to design evidence-based policies. Although several distinct undertakings for data collection on gender equality or trade do exist, there is currently no single source that provides quantifiable, measurable, and comparable indicators across countries related to both trade and gender. A better understanding of the data, mechanisms, results and progress underpinning the efforts taking place at multiple levels is necessary to improve the design policies and programmes. 

We are pleased to invite you to our joint side event at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women for a timely discussion on tracking the walk: measuring progress on women's economic empowerment. Join us to delve  into the successes and challenges of new initiatives from governments, international organizations, and businesses in tracking progress on women's economic empowerment. Experts will present innovative initiatives and share their perspectives and experiences in this area. This will be followed by a discussion on the policy perspectives from diverse countries and an open, moderated discussion with the audience. 

The Programme

  • Welcome: Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Practitioner Experience

  • Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow at Center for Global Development and Data2X, UN Foundation
  • Kate Grantham, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University
  • Judith Fessehaie, SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre

Policy Perspectives

  • Hon. Doreen Sioka, Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Namibia
  • Hon. Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, MP, Deputy Minister for Education, Bangladesh
  • Joanna Roper, Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
  • Rose Rwabuhihi, Chief Gender Monitor, Rwanda

Open Discussion

  • Moderator: Riefqah Jappie, International Trade Centre Representative to the UN, New York


This event has reached capacity.

The Organizers

This event is proudly co-organised by the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the United Nations, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the International Trade Centre.  


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