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Beijing 25 years on: out of the shadows, into the mainstream

10 Mar
08:30-14:00 (GMT -5:00)
Roundtable
Japan Society 47th Street New York

Women’s photojournalism course in Farah City, Afghanistan. Photo:

Much progress has been made on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls since the Beijing Declaration was adopted nearly 25 years ago. However, the promise of the Platform for Action remains unfulfilled.

Bringing latest research and insights from ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) and Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) projects, this three-part roundtable series will reflect on past progress and challenges to gender equality and develop recommendations for charting a sustainable path forward.

We will explore:

  • Safeguarding SRHR in emergencies, 08.30 – 10.00
  • Bridging the gender and adolescent data gap in the SDGs, 10.30 – 12.00
  • Tackling harmful gender norms: looking back to move forward, 12.30 – 14.00

Bridging the gender and adolescent data gap in the SDGs

During a girl’s lifecycle, the years between ages 10 and 19 are increasingly recognised as a critical time in which to accelerate progress against poverty, inequity and discrimination and to foster positive development trajectories. Yet this is not matched by global data generated across the SDGs, where only 18 SDG indicators explicitly call for the breakdown by gender and adolescent- or youth-specific age categories.

ODI’s Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme brings together research findings and expert activists to discuss key recommendations in bridging this critical gap and highlights how adolescent girls should be considered more explicitly in order to deliver on the promise of the SDGs.

For more information and to register.