What will you do?
Bringing action to the gender equality debate
With the possibility that the UN could, for the first time in its history, appoint a woman as Secretary General, this year’s Women’s Rights Day on 16 June at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is a significant chance to demonstrate that, when it comes to gender equality, everyone has a part to play.
The Group of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva, in collaboration with Geneva Gender Champions and the Barbershop Initiative, have come together for the Power of Empowered Women 2016: Gender Equality: what will you do? The aim of the event is to inspire individual action, making everyone an agent of change.
The event will bring together international leaders including The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Baroness Anelay, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Martin Chungong, and the Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja.
Promising vibrant debate and live theatre, June 16 will offer the opportunity to make personal commitments to furthering gender equality. Performance of excerpts from Breaking the Silence with Katrina Syran & Femi Elufowoju, jr.
In addition, there will be an announcement about a new internship programme to enable young women from Africa to pursue a internships in Geneva, the YWCA will be presenting the Youth ‘Declaration to the UN Human Rights Council’, and the event will all be expertly moderated by the BBC’s Geneva correspondent, Imogen Foulkes.
Date: 16 June, 2016
Time: 13:00- 14:30
Location: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations Geneva