“Equality for women is progress for all.”
-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Across the world, women are at the forefront of political, economic and social developments – they are heads of government, they are running big corporations and they lead scientific developments of all kinds.
Yet no country has achieved full gender equality. Young women and girls often make school and career choices that are different to those of their male peers, female workers earn on average less than men, and the majority of people in senior positions in government and the economy are male. And millions of women around the world suffer from violence and discrimination every day of their lives.
On the 7th of November we will hear from the Ministers for Women and Equalities, gender equality experts and third sector leaders about ways to achieve progress in the area of gender equality. We would like to hear your thoughts on what the main issues are and what actions should be taken to address them.
We will also discuss your priorities for the next gathering of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York in March 2017 with the theme Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. This is a unique opportunity for the UK Government and campaigners to influence the global agenda on gender equality.
An agenda for the day will be posted here nearer the date.
We look forward to meeting you all on the 7th of November!
Government Equalities Office