Diversity in Dialogue II


An equal and inclusive society demands the recognition of voices from all backgrounds and experiences. It requires that we look beyond the loudest and most visible voices and recognize the diverse expertise and experiences across our society.

Women and girls and those from historically marginalized groups continue to be underrepresented in public forums. They are discriminated against based on factors such as geographical location, gender, sexual orientation, disability, caste, ethnicity, or age. Panels that are often homogenous, often all men and of similar socioeconomic backgrounds, perpetuate the under and misrepresentation of women and girls and other marginalized groups. It results in the silencing of multiple voices and expertise, reinforcing singular narratives and beliefs. It also diminishes the diversity of role models the public sees as legitimate experts.

Ending discrimination and exclusion is core to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Leaving No One Behind. Now is the time to make a conscious choice for better representation.

Read the updated checklist on how to make your panels and events diverse and inclusive.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific Nepal
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