A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls also drive the prosperity and security of families, communities, and nations. In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies. Yet despite many indicators of progress for women and girls everywhere more work remains, and strong collaborations are still needed in areas regarding women’s economic and political leadership, eliminating violence against women and girls, and supporting women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. As the US prepares for new governance, what would a change in leadership mean for women’s rights, domestically and internationally? And how can we best continue to provide US leadership to women’s issues in the next twenty years?
On November 1st, join the Roosevelt Institute in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for our first event in Chicago with Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, Women’s Learning Partnership, and Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute on the global women’s movement and the 2016 election. The conversation will be moderated by Fay Hartog Levin, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Copies of the new book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World co-edited by Ellen Chesler will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar after the program.
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Tuesday, November 1
Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference
30 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration closes October 31