Gender norms have risen fast up the agenda of major development actors and donors. This growing recognition is based on the premise that gender equality requires more than just parity in access to education and other services. To be truly transformative, we need a radical rethink of societies’ beliefs, behaviours and values to achieve equal access and sustainable gender justice.
Yet there is a need for better evidence on how gender norms change, the roles different actors can play, the actions they can take, and the opportunities and constraints they face. ODI and ALIGN will host a dynamic and interactive event at CSW on how we can shift norms for gender justice, exploring the latest evidence underpinning what works.
The event will bring together a diverse set of actors working on research projects to understand the latest evidence on harmful and discriminatory gender norms and highlight the work of NGOs and programmes working to change them. The latest learnings will be shared in the form of ‘project spotlights’ from varied contexts, with discussion and reflection on how best to apply these to inform future agendas.
Chair: Patti Petesch, Consultant & Expert Advisor, GENNOVATE
Workneh Yadete - Ethiopia Research & Uptake Coordinator, Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)
Zoe Carletide - U-Report Manager, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Christina Kwangwari - International Project Manager, Women's Rights, ActionAid International
Rachel George - Senior Research Officer, ODI & Coordinator, ALIGN project
Lori Michau – Co-Director, Raising Voices
Aukje te Kaat – Research Manager, Afatoun
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