Ending Harmful Practices: Voices from the Field
A Briefing Series Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal #5: “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls”
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for the fifth event of a briefing series exploring each element of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.”
- Rachel Clement, Policy Advocate, International Center for Research on Women
- Mónica De Pinto Ribeiro Hancke
- Gayatri Patel, Senior Policy Advocate, Gender and Empowerment, CARE USA
Harmful practices endured by women and girls globally, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, are rooted in gender inequality. These practices can heavily impact a woman or girl’s health, economic empowerment, political participation and overall ability to exercise her human rights.
Through legal reforms, policy and protection measures, community mobilization, and engagement with survivors and leaders, SDG5 has identified the need to end practices considered harmful by international human rights standards because they violate the rights of women and girls. Join us as we hear from policy and grassroots voices on how eliminating such practices can be the gateway to achieving gender equality.
There will be opportunity for Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.