“MAKING ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGES WORK FOR WOMEN”

“MAKING ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGES WORK FOR WOMEN”
Side Event in the High Level Conference on the Global Economic and Financial Crisis and its Impact on Development
24 June 2009
1:15–2:45 pm
UN Conference Room B, United Nations, New York
Please join UNIFEM and UNESCAP in a panel discussion that will explore whether economic stimulus packages allocate resources for women’s issues and move beyond one-time subsidies to gender equitable job creation, social services provisioning and social protection within a rights-based framework.
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Welcome Remarks:
Inés Alberdi, Executive Director, UNIFEM
Opening Remarks:
Noeleen Heyzer
UN Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP
Panelists:
Carolina S. Guina, Development Cooperation Specialist
“Rapid Assessment of Economic Stimulus Packages in the Asia-Pacific Region”
Marina Durano, Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development
“Economic Stimulus Packages from a Global Women’s Rights Perspective”
Bijaya Rai Shrestha, Program Coordinator, Pourakhi, Nepal
“Upholding Rights and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in Nepal’s Economic Stimulus Package”

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