Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality to bring together top names from more than 100 countries
Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and human rights counsellor Colin Gonsalves are some of the 500 gender equality actors who will participate in the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality on 15–17 April. The global forum is about strengthening women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access to resources.
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality will bring together just over 500 participants from more than 100 countries, from grassroots to ministerial level. They include politicians and representatives of academia, the business world and civil society. Representatives of international organisations will also participate, including the heads of several UN bodies, commissioners from the European Union and African Union, and the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The purpose of the forum is to mobilise the work on global gender equality through alliance-building and exchange of methods and results.
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality is being organised by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will represent the Swedish Government. The ministers will share their experiences of working on the Government’s feminist foreign policy.
The programme has been developed in cooperation with a number of Swedish and international gender equality actors and covers a wide range of topics. These include methods to increase the participation of women and girls in peace processes, the importance of gender equality for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, how we are to ensure the right of women and girls to decide over their own bodies, and how various actors can pave the way for women’s economic empowerment. The participants will also hear witness accounts from Colombia about the work on what is sometimes called the world’s most gender equal peace agreement, and be able to hold interactive discussions about threats and hatred against women on the internet.
The full programme and detailed press and accreditation information is available at www.genderequalworld.com.
A large number of international profiles will participate in the conference, including:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a multi-award-winning writer from Nigeria. She has attracted major international attention with her book We Should All Be Feminists (2014), based on her TED talk of the same name. She is also known for the novels Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013).
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, was the first woman Deputy President of South Africa in 2005–2008. She is a long-standing defender of women’s rights and is active in several organisations dedicated to education, women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Colin Gonsalves, one of the most prominent human rights lawyers of his generation and a laureate of last year’s Right Livelihood Award. He is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and founder of the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an Indian national network of public interest lawyers. He is best known for successfully prosecuting the ‘Right to Food’ case, the world’s largest class action that resulted in 300 million people gaining the right to emergency food.
Anna KnutssonPress Officer, Swedish media+46 8 453 78 37 / +46 73 336 89 firstname.lastname@example.org
Följ Swedish Institute
Abonnera på våra pressmeddelanden.
Senaste pressmeddelandena från Swedish Institute
Swedish architects highlight wood, technology, and global sustainability goals at the Biennale Architettura 201815.5.2018 00:00:00 CEST | Pressmeddelande
Greenhouse Garden - Reflect Project Connect Collateral event at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia A timeless and renewable raw material meets cutting-edge technology in Swedish wood architecture. The union of architecture, digitalization and wood takes physical form at the Serra dei Giardini in Greenhouse Garden – Reflect Project Connect at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. Serra dei Giardini, located within the Biennale grounds, has become the space for Swedish events during the Architecture Biennale. This public location, which is open to everyone, reinforces the society Sweden represents. A collateral event fills the beautiful greenhouse with Ulrika Karlsson’s exhibit Plots, Prints and Projections. A wooden pavilion, drawn by In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur, will emerge in the quiet greenery of the park. The exhibit and pavilion demonstrate an inclusive work-method – involving a close dialogue between architecture and its productio
Invitation to the press: Sweden to host global gender equality conference 15–17 April14.2.2018 11:00:00 CET | Pressmeddelande
Leaders from all over the world will gather in Stockholm to intensify international efforts for gender equality. The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality brings together close to 500 key representatives from civil society organisations, governments, business, and academia. The aim is to find solutions, take new initiatives, and strengthen co-operation in the international fight for gender equality.
Democratic architecture theme for Swedish program in New York23.10.2017 00:00:00 CEST | Pressmeddelande
During the architectural month “Archtober” in New York, Sweden presents a week-long initiative on the theme of democratic architecture. The program presents different perspectives and approaches from both Sweden and the United States through a series of seminars and workshops, and an exhibition meeting place showcasing over thirty Swedish examples of democratic architecture in practice. In addition, during the week a large mural painting by artist Ola Kalnins will emerge on a building in Brooklyn. What is democratic architecture? The program Swedish Design Moves New York starts with a look at the role of architecture in a democratic society. It’s about constructed environments that directly support a democratic system, issues of accessibility and equality, social and ecological sustainability and diversity in public spaces. It’s also about art and culture’s role in public spaces, as several of the projects will highlight. The exhibition Aiming for Democratic Architecture gives examples