International Women's Day 2010: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) 40th anniversary, and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, IDRC is hosting a half-day event in Ottawa.
The IWD event is being led by IDRC’s Women’s Rights and Citizenship (WRC) and Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) programs and the IDRC Staff Association. The international IWD theme for 2010 is “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.”
This event will build on IDRC’s participation in the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and will provide a forum for IDRC’s partners to present their research findings and recommendations on key issues linked to the IWD theme. It will also encourage public discussion and exchange on the issues.
The IDRC event will feature the following two panels:
* Vision for a Better World: From Economic Crisis to Equality
* Gendered Terrain: Women’s Rights and Access to Land
As availability of seating is limited, please RSVP to [email protected] no later than March 5 should you wish to attend.