Gender Equality Global E-Discussion - Week 1 CLOSED
This discussion closed on 2 November 2012. Many thanks to all those who contributed. The final summary of the discussion will be posted shortly.
We are delighted to welcome you to the global conversation on gender equality; the first of a series of e-discussions taking place as part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The discussion on gender equality will run for three weeks from the 3-24 October 2012.
Throughout the discussion we will be joined by guest moderators who will respond to your questions and contributions, and guide and summarize the discussion. We are delighted to introduce the first of these guest moderators: Nicole Bidegain from Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN); Rosa G. Lizarde from the Feminist Task Force (FTF) of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty; Kate McInturff from Amnesty International (Canadian Section), and Ranja Sengupta from the Third World Network (TWN).
We hope this platform is an opportunity for a multitude of voices to be heard from civil society, academia, media, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, governments, the UN System, and most importantly, the general public. We invite you all to join us in envisioning a world free from inequalities and gender-based discrimination.
The recommendations emerging from your contributions will be part of a synthesis report that will be presented at a high-level meeting in Denmark in February 2013 on inequalities. The report will also be transmitted to the High-level Panel appointed by the Secretary-General.
The aim of the consultation is to be as broad and open as possible. You are strongly encouraged to share not only your views, but also engage with and bring forth the voices of the constituencies you represent.
To kick off the global conversation on gender equality we invite you to reflect on the following set of questions:
- What are the most widespread and fundamental forms of gender-based inequalities faced by women and girls? (Contributors may wish to cite examples, including discussion of where and among whom these challenges occur, their severity, the evidence about them, etc.)
- What are the major structural factors at the root of these inequalities, within and among different societies?
- What kinds of policies, strategies or interventions have been most successful in addressing the various inequalities experienced by women and girls? And under which conditions/in which situations have particular policies, strategies or interventions had the greatest, lasting impact? (Contributors may wish to cite examples or give references to these “successes”).
- Based on experience, what are the most important Recommendations that could be proposed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for making a lasting and transformative impact on the different forms of inequalities faced by women and girls on the basis of gender?
- What actions and initiatives could be taken by different stakeholders, including civil society, to bring about lasting improvements in these inequalities? How can we ensure the implementation phase of the new Development Framework will be more inclusive of those who face inequalities, and more accountable to them?
To participate, it is not necessary to register, but you are welcomed and encouraged to log-in here. This site is available in English, French and Spanish, and you are invited to post your contribution in any of the sixty languages supported by the site’s Google translate feature.
Without further ado, the space is yours. We look forward to hearing from you on how to work for a better world!