GPP Executive Director spoke at 2023 Paris Peace Forum
Session: Liberty, Equality, Disparities: Keeping up the efforts to support and protect women’s rights
Date and time: November 10, 15:30–16:30 p.m. CET
About the Session:
According to UN Women, gender disparities are worsening, with less than 1 percent of women and girls living in a country with high women’s empowerment and high gender parity. At the current rate of progress, it would take another 286 years to close the global gender gaps in legal protections for women and girls (The Gender Snapshot, 2022). Sustained efforts are therefore needed to deliver on the SDGs and their objectives to increase gender equality, secure the human rights of women and girls and ensure that their fundamental freedoms are a reality. This session will explore ways to provide effective support and resources to strengthen initiatives addressing the root causes and systemic changes needed to remove the hurdles obstructing and slowing progress in the realization of all the Goals.
- Matthew Hart, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy Project
- Maria Fernanda Espinosa, former President of the UN General Assembly and Executive Director of GWL Voices for Change & Inclusion
- Gulnora Mukhamadieva, Global Lead for Gender, Aga Khan Foundation
- Trisha Shetty, Founder of SheSays, President of the Paris Peace Forum Steering Committee
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Highlights from our Executive Director:
The anti-rights/anti-gender agenda forces are weaponising the lives and bodies of LGBTI people and women. We believe that there is an opportunity to work together collectively to build powerful social justice and academic movements and empower journalism for documentation, to create space, to tell stories, and to make visible a larger agenda that is broadly inclusive of LGBTI people.
In hypermedicalized societies, primarily in the Global North and West, the lives of intersex children are horrific. Four surgeries happen before their first and second year of age, nonconsensual radical medical interventions on their bodies that change the course of their lives forever. That is a feminist issue: who has the authority to decide what happens to our bodies.
Over the 2-year period of 2019 and 2020, all LGBTI grant-making worldwide — including donor governments, private foundations, public foundations, and high net wealth individuals — was less than the complete reconstruction of the MoMA museum. Finance Matters.
About the 2023 Paris Peace Forum
The 2023 Paris Peace Forum, “Seeking Common Ground in a World of Rivalry,” was held on 10-11 November in Paris.
In a world dominated by a rising US-China rivalry, it is as urgent as ever to find common ground on the governance of global commons and global public goods in domains like climate change, outer space or critical minerals. Facilitating dialogue, creating action-oriented coalitions, and defining norms or pre-norms is our way to deliver efficient responses to the urgent challenges of our time.
The 2023 Paris Peace Forum convened representatives from states, international organizations, businesses, development banks to foundations and NGOs, and more from around the world.
Since its creation in 2018 amid rising power competition and nationalism, the Paris Peace Forum has been dedicated to fostering dialogue between all continents and regions with the aim of defending international cooperation and preventing conflicts. Ever since, the Forum has gathered over 45 000 participants, 500 companies, 130 heads of state or government and 50 leaders of international organizations, all contributing to a more effective multilateralism.