19th Gender Summit - Global for SDGs
In September 2019, the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, launched the Decade of Action plan to accelerate delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. He urged all actors to dramatically increase the pace and scale of SDG implementation efforts. The UN 2020 SDG Progress Report has pointed to a number of problems in achieving all SDGs, referring specifically to SDG 5, the report states that: “the promise of a world in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed, remains unfulfilled”. The Gender Summit community’s concerns that the implementation of the UN SDG agenda might fail women, society and environment if the role of gender was restricted to the issues of empowerment and human rights, was shaped during the 6th Gender Summit – Asia Pacific in Seoul, in August 2015, and expanded later during the 10 Gender Summit – Asia Pacific in Tokyo. Gender knowledge (standing for both biological and socio-cultural aspects) can greatly help verify claims of equality in SDG policies and interventions, as well as pinpoint the sources and consequences of disparities in outcomes for women and men. The objective of GS19 is to involve expert in gender-SDG areas to identify gender knowledge that can be applied already and the knowledge that is still missing but is necessary to accelerate progress across all SDGs during the Decade of Action, ensuring that the improvement made will benefit women and men equally.
Theme 5: Science for Peace and for Safe and Secure Societies
This session examines scientific evidence and analyses of the widespread and destructive consequences of violence against women and girls across a range of contexts, to recommend how gender violence can be prevented and societies made safe and more secure in times of discord and conflict.
Moderator introducing Theme 5: 5-0 Eun Ha Chang, Director, Center for International Development and Cooperation, Korean Women’s Development Institute
- 5-1 Rebecca Blum, Strategic Analyst - Security and Defence Policy and International Affairs and Development, Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), Sweden
Integrating gender perspectives into the planning, execution and evaluation phases of military operations and exercises
- 5-2 Fredrik Bondestam, Director, Swedish Centre for Gender Research, U. Gothenburg, Sweden
The pernicious nature of sexual harassment. What’s needed to stop perpetrators
- 5-3 Shalva Weil, Senior Researcher, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ensuring safe societies by femicide prevention. A global perspective.
- 5-4 Gunhui Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Hoseo University, and member of research team at GISTeR, Rep. of Korea
Gender empowerment of the society improves resilience in disaster management.