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International Workshop: Gender Equality and Progress in Societies
Select date 03/12/2010
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Summary On 12th March 2010, UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre are jointly organising an International Workshop on “Gender Equality and Progress in Societies”, a unique opportunity to consider gender equality from a broader perspective while addressing its inherent socio-cultural-economic implications.

 

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On 12th March 2010, UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre are jointly organising an International Workshop on “Gender Equality and Progress in Societies” in Paris, a unique opportunity to consider gender equality from a broader perspective while addressing its inherent socio-cultural-economic implications.

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Background

Within the context of the 15 years’ anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing and around the date of International Women’s Day 2010, bringing UNESCO and the OECD Development Centre together in an International Workshop on “Gender Equality and Progress in Societies” is a unique opportunity to review progress in gender equality. The main goal of this International Workshop will be to develop a common understanding of better ways to measure and address remaining gaps in gender equality, seen from a dynamic and participatory angle.

Gender, Progress, Society...

Gender equality is an important facet of progress, as reflected in the Millennium Development Goals. However, while gender equality has become a policy objective of almost universal acceptance, measuring its status and tracking its progress is remaining a difficult undertaking. While composite indicators such as the Gender-related Development Index (GDI) of UNDP the Gender-Gap-Index of the World Economic Forum are very useful instruments to track the general situation of gender equality on a national level of countries allowing performances to be benchmarked, it is equally important to capture local and national aspirations in order to influence adequate policy measures. In this context, the role of local cultures should be more intensively studied as they often determine the outcome of policy actions.

Detailed overview of each session

Each day of the week starting on 8th March 2010, Wikigender will focus on one of the four sessions of the workshop that will be held on Friday 12th March:

Session 1 Session 4

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