Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Event Title: Gender Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to Gender Accountability at International Financial Institutions

Featured Speakers: Suzanna Davis

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) focus on development issues, such as poverty alleviation and the reduction of HIV/AIDS. However, many of the projects they undertake do not take into consideration the issue of gender equality and can actually harm a sect of the population, namely women and children. While many IFIs have established accountability mechanisms to assess gender equality, a majority of the international and regional development banks do not effectively regulate the implementation of these mechanisms. In order to rectify this, Gender Action and the Center for Environmental Law (CIEL) created a guide for individuals to lodge complaints against IFIs with discriminatory policies. However, in order for gender inequality to be erased from IFI projects, a more proactive step by the IFIs themselves needs to be taken.

Sponsor: Gender Action and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Location: Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, October 19, 2007

Time: 12:30-2pm

Approximate Number of Attendees: 15

Intern Attending: Keely Foutch

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