Gender equality and the empowerment of women is “the unfinished business of our time”, as the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, pointed out on 8 March. It is key to international peace and security, but also to economic growth, the quality of democracy and social progress. It is a global challenge (no country in the world, not even the most advanced ones, has managed to close the gender gap), and it is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, in addition to being transversal to the entire agenda. Where are we today? How can public policies and, in particular, foreign policy advance gender equality?

The participants were:

  • Corinna Horst, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund.
  • Lars-Hjalmar Wide, Ambassador of Sweden to Spain.
  • Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • María Solanas, Project Coordinator, Elcano Royal Institute.

Moderated by Cristina Manzano, Director, esglobal.

Thursday 26 April 2018, 12-2pm. Fundación Botín, Castelló 18 C, Madrid.

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