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۱۳ میزان ۱۴۰۲، ۱۸:۱۵ – ۲۰:۳۰
Route des Jeunes 35, 1227 Geneva, Switzerland
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Equal and inclusive representation of women and diverse leaders in  policy-making is one of the most effective ways of overcoming Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.


The year 2024, will be a historical moment for this change, given a forthcoming UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (UN CEDAW) General Recommendation on the same. 


How can we fast-track women’s representation in SGBV policy-making?


SAHR in partnership with the Giving Women Philanthropic Network are convening a high-level expert panel for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on inclusion, and, deep systems change as a necessary precondition to effectively end SGBV.

This event is for funders, civil society leaders, and implementers who are keen for an in-depth exchange on:

1. What is the feminist approach to justice in cases of SGBV?

2. How do we strengthen the quality of participation of women in law and policy-making, an area that is traditionally highly technical and exclusive?

3. What strategies can donors and implementers adopt to fast-track women's inclusion in these spaces?

The event will take place at the beautiful and spacious Le35 in Geneva where we are expecting an audience of approximately 50 community and thought leaders across civil society, diplomacy, politicians, funders and implementers who are personally and professionally invested in expanding women’s role in public decision-making. 






Welcome Reception with wine and canapes





Keynote Speakers


Cocktails and networking


Short film screening



Why this matters

Women leaders are the primary forces for peace, stability, and sustainable development. However, throughout history, women and other underrepresented persons have been excluded from making laws and policies to end SGBV. Indeed, in a world where only 5 countries have 50% or more women in parliament, and, only 2 countries have reached 50% in local government - the system is not set up for the kind of innovation that is needed to reimagine a justice system that is holistic, intersectional, and inclusive.


Women and diverse people in civil society are already at the frontlines of change. They provide vital services, build local capacity and advocate with and for SGBV survivors. Within them are also high-potential individuals who have mobilized their expertise to serve decision-making processes, exercising their creativity, in order to reimagine a system of justice.


How can we support them to enter and exercise direct responsibility to change law and policy to strengthen survivors’ access to justice?

How to get here?

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