Voice and agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 25 September 2014
5.30pm–7.00pm

Venue

Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Jeni Klugman, Senior Adviser, The World Bank Group; Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission; plus other prominent speakers.

Contacts

Macarena Rojas
6125 7922

Voice and Agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity is a major new report by the World Bank that shines a spotlight on the value of empowerment, the patterns of constraints that limit their realisation, and the associated costs, not only to individual women but to their families, communities, and societies. It highlights promising policies and interventions, and it identifies priority areas where further research and more and better data and evidence are needed.

In this public event, Jeni Klugman, Senior Adviser, The World Bank Group and Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University, presented the report’s main findings. We also assembled a great panel to discuss the report, consisting of:

Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission; Dame Carol Kidu, former Papua New Guinea Member of Parliament, Minister for Community Development, and advocate for women’s rights; and Ewen McDonald, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The event will be chaired by Fiona Jenkins, Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute.

This public seminar was presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy and the Gender Institute, The Australian National University.

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