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12 December 2023
Palais des Nations
Europe/Zurich timezone

The event's background emphasizes the disproportionate effects of crises on women and girls, who constitute half of the displaced population. Discriminatory laws, increased care responsibilities, and heightened risks of gender-based violence underscore the urgent need for policies recognizing and treating displaced women and girls equally. The forum seeks to go beyond short-term humanitarian responses, advocating for long-term solutions that empower women and girls with education, skills development, and socio-economic integration tools.

The objectives of the event are multi-faceted. Firstly, it aims to facilitate a dialogue on the policy and legal environment for advancing Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEEWG) in selected countries. This strategic focus recognizes the need for targeted efforts to address gender disparities within the broader context of displacement. Secondly, the event will explore the role of Women Leaders Organizations and Women's Rights Organizations in interagency coordination mechanisms dedicated to resilience and refugee responses. Lastly, the forum seeks to foster dialogue on opportunities to scale up multi-stakeholder partnerships, emphasizing socio-economic inclusion through intersectional and inclusive approaches.

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Europe/Zurich
In-Person
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Room XVII