The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality will mobilise civil society, governments, private sector and academia from all over the world to intensify efforts for a gender equal world. The forum will be held in a spirit of co-creation and use the strength and momentum of the UN Global Goals. Gender equality cuts through all the Goals and is essential to ensure sustainable development, peace and security.

Vice President of Strategy Harsha Rodrigues will be speaking on the panel “Women’s economic empowerment: Enabling a transformative change.”

In line with the priorities of the 2030 Agenda, and building on the recommendations of the high-level forum on women’s economic empowerment, the Stockholm Gender Equality Forum 2018 will engage in a policy dialogue on transformative change to accelerate progress for Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Senior policy- and high-level representatives will review some of the key linkages, drivers and enablers for accelerating transformative change in realising women’s rights and economic empowerment, in particular in regard to recognising, reducing and redistributing women’s and girls’ unpaid care and domestic work.

The dialogue will provide the opportunity of sharing experiences from research, good practices and innovative approaches. The panel will include emerging issues, trends, focus areas and new approaches of the economic empowerment of women. Moving from “why this is important?” to “how can we drive change?” is the underpinning question confronting both governments and the development community.

Organizer: Sida

Moderator: Randi Davis, Director, Gender Team, UNDP

Purna Sen, Director, Policy Division, UN Women
Carin Jämtin, Director General, Sida
OECD/DAC Gendernet
Gary Barker, CEO, Promundo
Sarah Hendriks, Director, Gender Equality, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Harsha Rodrigues, Executive Vice President for Strategy at Women’s World Banking
Monika Queisser, Senior Counsellor, OECD DAC