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Women Empowerment: Shared EU-GCC Experiences

Challenges and opportunities of women leaders in all branches of government

Held in the context of the International Women’s Day and the EU French Presidency, the event will bring together EU and GCC women in high level positions in government, judiciary, parliament and civil society to drive conversations about women empowerment and inspire the next generation of women leaders in the region and beyond.

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Practical information

Where
France Pavilion (7th) and Italy Pavilion (8th)
When
to
Languages
English

Description

Women Empowerment: Shared EU-GCC Experiences
Women Empowerment: Shared EU-GCC Experiences

The event will focus on women in leadership, emphasising the contributions of female leaders, providing role models, sharing success stories, and discussing barriers leading to underrepresentation of women in government, including in elections and political processes. It will address traditional socio-economic, cultural, and customary barriers and societal issues in general that continue to complicate wider women participation in governance and will help to identify ways, in which local gender goals can be addressed and aligned to the EU and global goals. Senior women leaders from the EU and Member States will have opportunities to interact with their GCC counterparts, share their professional experiences and  forge stronger people-to-people relationships.