Workshop: “Gender Equality in Public Institutions: Monitoring Global Progress”

November 8, 2017 - 4:30pm to November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), co-hosts the Gender Equality in Public Institutions workshop at the University of Pittsburgh on November 8-10, 2017. The workshop aims to convene scholars and practitioners to discuss and further global monitoring of women’s participation and leadership in public service. Specifically aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, the workshop focuses on strategies and efforts to measure progress toward proportional representation of women in public institutions. The workshop is also expected to provide feedback, and to help shape University of Pittsburgh researchers’ efforts as they continue to collect, analyze, and harmonize sex-disaggregated data both at the global level, and with a specific focus in conflict affected countries. The workshop is the inaugural event of the Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL) at the University of Pittsburgh, a new interdisciplinary research forum for scholars and practitioners to collaborate on policy-relevant research on gender (in)equality. The event is co-organized by GIRL leaders Melanie M. Hughes (Sociology) and Müge Finkel (GSPIA) and is co-sponsored by Global Studies, the Ford Center for Human Security, the Departments of Sociology and Political Science, the European Studies Center, African Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. The event is free and open to the public.  The workshop agenda is available here: http://fordinstitute.pitt.edu/Portals/3/GIRL.Workshop.2017.Agenda.final.pdf 

Location and Address

Twentieth Century Club (4201 Bigelow Blvd).