International Women’s Day 2020
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI conference hall, 4th floor, Taimoor Chambers, Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad
Around the world and through the decades, we have all shared in the global struggle for gender equality. Regardless of our age, country, background or gender, the fight for equal rights has collectively defined our lives and we must take action together to achieve it. The United Nations celebrates International Women’s day (IWD) on March, 8th every day. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’ We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. The Generation Equality campaign is bringing together people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, to drive actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve.
Together, we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for economic justice and rights for all; bodily autonomy, sexual and reproductive health and rights; and feminist action for climate justice. We want technology and innovation for gender equality; and feminist leadership.
Small actions can have big impacts in making this vision a reality.
On this International Women’s Day, SDPI is keen to play a role in this regard and as a small contribution towards the cause has arranged a seminar titled “Each for Equal; International Women’s Day 2020” on Friday, March 06, 2020 at SDPI Conference Hall Islamabad.
Welcome Remarks: Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI
• Ms. Zartaj Gul, Minister of State for Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change
• Ms. Wendy Gilmour, High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan
• Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, Member of National Assembly (PMLN), National Assembly of Pakistan
• Ms. Aisha Mughal, Transgender Rights Expert at Ministry of Human Rights
• Ms. Maryam Shabbir Abbasi, Environmentalist, Climate Change and Gender
Moderator: Ms. Ayesha Ilyas, Research Associate, SDPI