International Women's Day: Exclusive Member Call

Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Georgetown University . Moderated by Katelyn Jones.

Women’s rights have become increasingly important to development efforts. In the United States, the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) was just announced, and gender equality is a key component of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, join Melanne Verveer and Katelyn Jones to consider progress made, acknowledge past and present challenges, and identify future policy avenues on the path to gender equality nationally and globally. Themes this members-only call will explore include:

  • What is the United States doing to advance women’s rights, and how do these efforts compare to those of other countries?
  • How critical is gender equality to achieving the SDGs, and peace and security more broadly?
  • What challenges do these policy agendas face, and how can stakeholders collaborate to overcome these challenges?


Suggested Content:
Women, Peace, and Security: What It Is and Why It Matters, Katelyn Jones, Global Insight

Speaker Bio


Conference call details 

10:00 a.m.
Conference call begins 

10:30 a.m.
Q&A begins [] 

10:45 a.m.
Conference call adjourns 

Dial-in instructions will be provided upon registering for the event.

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Frankel Family Foundation
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Susan and Bob Morrison
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