Panel discussion

Wednesday 08 March 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Why are women still marching?

Organised with the OHCHR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

For over a century, women have been taking to the streets to demand their rights, on issues ranging from employment, to votes, to reproductive health.

In 2017, why do women still need to march? On the occasion of International Women’s Day we will debate the advances, gaps and challenges in realising women’s human rights and gender equality with the our guests:

  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Patricia O'Brien, Permanent Representative, Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, Member of Parliament, Nepal
  • Felipe Jaramillo Ruiz, Ph.D. student, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The event will be followed by a reception offered by the Gender Centre of the Graduate Institute. 

Organised with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and its standup4humanrights campaign.



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