This public dialogue event – co-convened by K.U.L.U.-Women and Development and the Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen University – brings together different perspectives (from academia, foreign affairs, critical gender consultancy and the NGO sector) on the role that support for women in decision-making plays in enhancing the rights of women and girls in Africa, including experiences from Mali.
The meeting is held to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March, and the forthcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on 12-23 March 2018 in New York.
15.15 – 15.30 Joint welcome by: Janice G. Førde, Chair, K.U.L.U.-Women and Development, and Amanda Hammar, Director, Centre of African Studies
Moderator: Amanda Hammar
15.30 – 16.15: Keynote: Professor Drude Dahlerup, (Stockholm University)
SDG No 5: Will the inclusion of women in political decision-making contribute to democratization?
Q & A/discussion
16.15 – 17. 15: Panel presentations and discussion:
Representative of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (to be confirmed)
How does Danida work with the dimension of strengthening women’s role in decision-making?
Dr. Sarah Forti: Independent consultant (Critical Rights & Gender Consult I/S)
Gender Equality v. Gender Justice: what outcomes for women’s political participation in development assistance programmes?
Janice G. Førde: Chair, K.U.L.U.-Women and Development
Voices from the grassroots: Women’s organizations in Mali struggle for a voice in decision-making. Linking to the upcoming CSW62 (UN Commission on the Status of Women).
Panel debate and open discussion.
Informal reception with refreshments.
Note: The event will be in English.
The event is supported by Hermod Lannungs Fond and Ellen Hørup's Fond.