Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
13 - 14 Mar 2019 - New York, United States of America

Investing in gender equality: Parliaments ensuring social protection, public services and infrastructure deliver for women and girls

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • 10:00 - 10:30
    Welcome remarks Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, UN Women, and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, IPU President
  • 10:30 - 12:30
    Session 1: What do gender-responsive social protection policies look like? Ms. Christina Behrendt, head of the ILO Social Policy Unit; Ms. Ingrid Van Niekerk, Executive Co-Director and Senior Researcher at EPRI; Mr. Yasir Naqvi, Former Attorney General, Province of Ontario, Canada; Mr. Johnson Sakaja, Senator, Kenya.
  • 12:30 - 13:00
    Presentation on “Women in parliament” Hon. Paddy Torsney, Permanent Observer of the IPU to the United Nations
  • 13:00 - 14:30
    Lunch break
  • 14:30 - 16:15
    Session 2: Ensuring public services and infrastructure are responsive to the needs of and accessible to all women Ms. Azzouha El Arrak, MP, Morocco; Ms. Karla Dominguez, Gender Task Force for Transportation; Ms. Zuleika Frost, Youth Speaker for NAWO.
  • 16:15 - 17:30
    Session 3: Parliament’s role in ensuring the money allocated to social protection, public services and infrastructure advances gender equality Ms. Zohra Khan, UN Women’s Policy Advisor on Governance and National Planning and Acting Chief of the Leadership and Governance Section; Ms. Alejandra Reynoso Sanchez, Senator, Mexico; Ms. Helena Bouveng, MP, Sweden.
  • 17:30 - 17:45
    Concluding remarks