WOMEN DELIVER 2019 SIDE EVENT
Creating a Gender Equal World: The Transformative Power of Women’s Rights to Land
WHEN: Sunday, June 2 | 6 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: West Meeting Room 221, Level 2, Vancouver Convention Center
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join Landesa, the Campaign secretariat, for a cocktail reception and networking opportunity showcasing the transformative power of realizing women’s rights to land. Food and drinks provided!
Guests will learn through a brief program how to break down the persistent barriers to gender-equal land rights that constrain women’s realization of their human rights more broadly; how women’s land rights are linked to other measures of gender equality: protection from gender based violence, food security, education, women and girls’ agency and empowerment in their homes and other pressing challenges women face worldwide – as well as a new global advocacy campaign – Stand for Her Land - that aims to close the gap between law and practice to ensure women have access to their land rights, not only on paper, but in their daily lives. We will also preview an upcoming Sundance-funded documentary featuring a community’s effort to empower women to realize their land rights in rural Kenya.
- Chris Jochnick, CEO, Landesa (moderator)
- Laurie Adams, CEO, Women for Women International
- Dr. Monica Mhoja, Tanzania Program Director, Landesa
- Esther Mwaura, Founder, GROOTS Kenya
- Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women
- Paul Winters, Associate Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge, IFAD
*Stay tuned for more speaker announcements