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The Geneva Centre gives prominence to women’s rights and to their empowerment in all spheres of the society. Our events and initiatives aim at encouraging open debates and fostering joint efforts for gender equality in the Global North and in the Global South.

Despite undeniable achievements, women’s rights remain challenged, inequality persists, and gender stereotypes and expectations are still deeply entrenched in societies.  These universal challenges affect all regions of the world, to various degrees, and require the international community to work together and to tackle this scourge through cooperation.

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803, 2021

PATHWAYS TO AN EQUAL FUTURE: WOMEN INSPIRING CHANGE

2021, March 8th|

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue will hold a virtual event to celebrate the commitment, the courage, the empowerment and the determination of millions of ordinary women and men who do extraordinary things in order to promote a society based on gender equality and respect for women’s rights.

703, 2019

MUSLIM WOMEN, BETWEEN STEREOTYPES AND REALITY: AN OBJECTIVE NARRATIVE

2019, March 7th|

To mark International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide on 8 March, and to officially launch its latest publications on women and gender equality in the Arab world and beyond, entitled Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Between Myth and Reality and Veiling /Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, issued in February 2019, the Geneva Centre organized a debate and book presentation.

2302, 2018

VEILING/UNVEILING: THE HEADSCARF IN CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND JUDAISM

2018, February 23rd|

The event sought to counter misconceptions, to deconstruct stereotypes and to show the role of the headscarf as a bridge between cultures and religions, rather than as an alien practice giving rise to divergence, intolerance or exclusion. The goal was to shed light on the history and the true symbolism of the headscarf today.

609, 2017

WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN THE ARAB REGION: BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY

2017, September 6th|

The panel discussion, organized as a side-event to the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council, sought to objectively measure progress in the Arab region on the status of women in relation to the recent past, with a view to providing impetus for the further advancement of their status.

2203, 2016

ADVANCING THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD

2016, March 22nd|

Women’s rights and gender equality have been at the heart of the international agenda over the past few years. This intensification of the movement for women’s rights has been driven, in part, by the anniversaries of some of the core international instruments on gender.

1011, 2014

ROUND TABLE: MEN AND BOYS – IN SOLIDARITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY

2014, November 10th|

The Geneva Centre co-convened one of the 16 side-events composing the Geneva NGO Forum and focusing on the 12 core themes set out illo tempore by the Beijing Conference. The interactive roundtable, entitled “Men and Boys – In Solidarity for Gender Equality”, took place on 4th November, and was moderated by Mr. Ricardo Espinosa.

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