Making The Law Work for Women
One in three women will experience sexual violence in their lives. This is despite most countries – 155 according to the World Bank – having some kind of domestic violence legislation on the books. The vast majority of sexual assaults also go unreported, uninvestigated, and unprosecuted.
Join a conversation on what it takes to fully implement and enforce gender-based laws and policies, and ensure they make a meaningful difference for women in their everyday lives. Government and civil society leaders will share lessons learned and best practices that can be scaled to better serve women worldwide.
H.E. Margot Wallström
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Mr. Charles-Guy Makongo
Former Country Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Ms. Trisha Shetty
Founder and CEO of SheSays, India
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Dr. Jeni Klugman
Lead Report Author and Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Dr. Anisya Fritz
Chair, Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security
This is the second panel of our five-part virtual event series on how to advance gender equality, in partnership with the Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security. The series draws on findings from a groundbreaking report by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and The Rockefeller Foundation: Beijing+25: Accelerating Progress for Women and Girls. Read a summary of promising practices based on the Beijing+25 report.