Women for Women: Campaigning, Activism and Careers that make a Difference.
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for our panel discussion event titled 'Women for Women: Campaigning, Activism and Careers that make a Difference'
In observance of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day, we will be hosting a panel discussion event bringing together female international development and gender experts discussing the causes and implications of Violence Against Women globally and the use of activism as a tool for social change; with topics ranging from activism in the fight for sexual and reproductive rights for women; to digital and media activism and the power of storytelling in the ‘me too’ era.
Our panellists will provide a gendered lens on the issues women can face navigating a career in international affairs including gaining entry into the field and overcoming social barriers which particularly effect women operating in this space such as violence within international development.
In recognition of this global pandemic and in line with our mission to empower women and enable gender equity in careers in international affairs, this event focuses on overcoming violence and abuse against women globally through activism and career pathways into gender and development.
Panellists will represent a variety of sectors including human rights to academia, peace building and community organizing to provide the audience with cross-sectoral insight on career pathways into activism, gender and development and shed light on the global issue of Violence Against Women.
Each panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
A drinks and food reception will be served upon arrival and the event will be followed by a networking session.
Doors open at 18:00 for a 18:30 start.
We have guest speakers from the following organisations lined up to attend the event:
Save the Children;
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage;
Social Development Direct;
British Youth Council;
Equal Measures 2030.
Names and details of the speakers will be released closer to the event date. Please see our social media platforms for the speaker announcements.
What is included in the ticket price?
The ticket price includes admission into the event, access to a food and drinks reception and a networking session with the panel and other stakeholders in the international development space.
Who should attend this event?
All are welcome to attend this event. However, this event is highly relevant to current students as well as women working in or interested in working in international affairs and particularly interested in careers in human rights, gender and policy.