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Back | Programme Area: Gender and Development (2000 - 2009), Special Events (2000 - 2009) | Event: Ford Foundation Launch - UNRISD Report on Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World

Ford Foundation Launch - UNRISD Report on Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World

  • Date: 7 Mar 2005
  • Location: Auditorium, Ford Foundation Building, 320 E. 43rd St., New York, USA
  • Speakers: Amina Mama, Diane Elson, Anne Marie Goetz, Pregs Govender, Amrita Basu, Deniz Kandiyoti, Ching Kwan Lee, Frances Lund, Thandika Mkandawire , Shahra Razavi, Stephanie Seguino, Onalenna Doo Selolwane, Rosalba Todaro
  • Project Title: Policy Report on Gender and Development: 10 Years after Beijing

Monday 7 March 2005

>> 9:00-9:45 Opening Session

Welcome remarks – Thandika Mkandawire, Director, UNRISD

Keynote Address – Pregs Govender, Women's Leadership in Politics, South Africa
Towards a Global Politics of Love and Courage: Lessons from A Feminist Experiment in SA's First Democracy

>> 9:45 - 11:00 Session One: Macroeconomics, Well-being, and Gender Equality
Chairperson: Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM (TBC)

    Diane Elson, University of Essex, UK
    Rethinking macroeconomic policy for gender equality, well-being and social development

    Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont, USA
    Heterodox policies and gender equality: The East Asian Experience

    Rosalba Todaro, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM) Santiago, Chile
    Chile under a gender lens: From import substitution to open markets

>> 11:30-12:45 Session Two: Women, Work and Social Policy
Chairperson: Carolyn Hannan, Director of Division for the Advancement of Women (TBC)

    Shahra Razavi, UNRISD
    Feminization of labour and the search for a new social policy agenda

    Ching Kwan Lee, University of Michigan, USA
    Livelihood struggles and market reform: (Un)making Chinese labour after market reform

    Frances Lund, WIEGO and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Extending social security and social protection to informal workers

>> 14:00-14:30 Keynote Address - Peggy Antrobus, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Caribbean

>> 14:30-15:45 Session Three: Women in Politics and Public Life
Chairperson: Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

    Anne Marie Goetz, Institute of Development Studies, UK
    A Rising tide: do women make a difference in politics?

    Onalenna Doo Selolwane, University of Botswana, Botswana
    Gendered spaces in party politics in southern Africa

    Amrita Basu, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (TBC)
    Women, Political Parties and Social Movements in South Asia

>> 16:15-17:45 Session Four: Gender, Armed Conflict and the Search for Peace
Chairperson: Yakin Ertürk, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (TBC)


    Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS, UK
    The politics of gender and reconstruction in Afghanistan

    Amina Mama, African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town
    Militarization and Masculinity