Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls
- Date: Wednesday, 7 November, 2018
5:30 to 7:00pm
Free. RSVP as places limited.
National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
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Sustainable Development Goal 5 — Gender equality
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is a call for action to all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
One of the 17 sustainable development goals, SDG 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Hear our experienced panel of women talk about:
- New Zealand's response internationally and the support we provide to achieving SDG 5 through our aid programme
- how far we’ve come towards gender equality
- some of the ways libraries can, and do, support equality and empowerment of women and girls
- Canada’s approach to the Sustainable Development Goals, and
- some of the key feminist measures the Canadian government has implemented.
About the speakers
Kate Bradlow, is the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade's (MFAT) new senior adviser in inclusiveness, responsible for leading the MFAT's policy direction on gender, youth, human rights and inclusion in development policy and processes. Kate has 17 years’ experience working in community development in rural New Zealand and Cambodia, and peace-building in Eastern and Central Africa and the Middle East.
Lis Cowey, Director Policy, Ministry for Women will reflect on how far we have come.
Paula Eskett, President, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa explains how libraries are engaging with communities to support the sustainable development goals.
Linda Savoie, Corporate Secretary, Library and Archives Canada. Currently Corporate Secretary at Library and Archives Canada, Linda has managed policy and programs in the government of Canada for two decades.
Her interest in SDG 5 stems in part from her years at Status of Women Canada, where as Director General of the Women’s Program she explored the power of partnerships and alliances in advancing gender equality.
It also ensues from an unorthodox career path that includes time as a lawyer, a military officer, an aircraft mechanic and a museum educator, all of which shed light on some systemic aspects of inequality.