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Building Gender Equality Through Inclusive Foreign Policy

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In honor of International Women’s Day, experts analyze why building a more gender-equal world through feminist foreign policy is key to pandemic recovery.
Speakers
Gary Barker
Delphine O
Lyric Thompson
Ertharin Cousin
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About This Event

The pandemic has deepened inequalities and exposed vulnerabilities in political, economic, health, and security systems, disproportionately impacting women. The COVID-19 crisis is yet another reminder that women across the globe are vastly underrepresented in leadership and decision-making, and that their participation is vital for recovering from the pandemic and achieving a more gender-equal world. How is feminist foreign policy a promising tool and what transformative commitments are needed towards gender equality?

About the Speakers
CEO and Founder, Promundo
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Gary Barker is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality. He is the CEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. In 2017 he was named by Apolitical as one of the 20 most influential people in gender policy around the world.
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Delphine O
Secretary General, Generation Equality Forum
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Ambassador Delphine O is responsible for leading the Generation Equality Forum, which is the largest and most important international gathering on gender equality and women’s rights since the 1995 Beijing Conference. She previously served as a member of the French Parliament.
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Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Center for Research on Women
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In addition to her position at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Lyric Thompson is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University where she teaches a graduate level course on women’s rights advocacy. She previously worked at Amnesty International USA’s women’s human rights program, Women for Women International and DAI.
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Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme, where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization, from 2012 to 2017 prior to joining the Council. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin