Women Empower: An Economic Empowerment Dialogue Engaging Multiple Stakeholders on COVID-19 Challenges and Best Practices
Thursday, 6th May, 2021
Time: 10AM – 11:30AM ICT on Zoom and Facebook Live
A virtual event co-hosted by the Embassy of France in Thailand, the Embassy of Mexico in Thailand, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand, and UN Women Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific.
On May 6, 2021, the Embassy of France in Thailand, the Embassy of Mexico in Thailand, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand and UN Women Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific, will hold an online webinar on Zoom and Facebook Live to discuss Women’s Economic Empowerment through the experiences of civil society, government agencies, and the private sector.
Through virtual presentations, the sharing of audio-visual content, and a multi-stakeholder panel discussion, the objective of the event is to facilitate the exchange of information, good practices and lessons learned to enhance knowledge of participatory gender-responsive approaches to the design, implementation, and monitoring of women’s economic empowerment measures.
The webinar is part of a series of events organized in the framework of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a civil society–centred, global gathering convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of France and Mexico. The GEF was launched in Mexico City between 27 and 30 March 2021 and will conclude in Paris from 30 June to 2 July 2021 to foster a global public conversation for urgent action and accountability for gender equality.
The online dialogue will be moderated by Siriporn Rathie, Country Programme Manager of WeEmpower Asia at UN Women, who will be joined by Thais Malave, Chief Operations Officer of the Mexican Institute of Family and Population Research, Yo Quiero Yo Puedo; Magali du Parc, Executive Director of Baan Dek Foundation; Nunnaree Luangmoi, Executive Director of Center For Girls Foundation; Sharon Fisher, President of Soroptimist International; and Arrada Mahamitra, Secretariat of ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network and Assistant President for Special Affairs at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
H. E. Bernardo Cordova, Ambassador of Mexico to Thailand, will open the event. Closing remarks will be provided by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Affairs (MSDHS) and Deputy Regional Director, a.i, Sarah Knibbs for UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Following the webinar, “Watch Empowerment”, an audio-visual open digital platform will showcase thematically relevant content from May 6 to May 9. The platform will host films, documentaries, short films, and videos about women’s economic empowerment initiatives. The platform can be accessed at the Mexican Cultural Diplomacy Online Channel for Thailand: https://diplomaciacultural.mx/canal/tailandia/
Event Agenda (From 10:00 to 11:30 AM ICT):
Opening remarks by Ambassador of Mexico to Thailand
Overview presentation by moderator - Siriporn Rathie
Programme presentations by the participating civil society, private and governmental organizations
Cultural performance from Northern Thailand
Moderated Panel Discussion with the participating organizations, followed by Q&A.
Closing Remarks by Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) and Ms. Sarah Knibbs, Deputy Regional Director, a.i. for UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Cultural video from Mexico
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