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