Date(s) - 23/06/2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
#MeToo Goes Global: Advancing Women’s Rights as Human Rights
#MeToo became the center of worldwide attention in 2017 as a U.S. social movement fighting sexual harassment. It has since evolved to a global phenomenon to meet the challenges women face today, especially in the context of COVID-19. Women around the world are mobilizing collective power to stand up and claim their rights.
Join us on the margins of the U.N. Human Rights Council for a discussion on the global impact of the #MeToo movement and the broad cultural reckoning it has sparked on gender equality. Leaders from Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States will share stories of women leading change on the frontlines and discuss best practices that can be scaled to better advocate for women’s rights and safety worldwide.
Ms. Jennifer Klein
Co-Chair and Executive Director of the White House Gender Policy Council
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Ms. Fakhrriyyah Hashim
Leader of Nigeria’s #ArewaMeToo movement and Peace, Security and Development Fellow at the African Leadership CentreMs.
Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, and Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan
Additional speakers to be announced.
Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Permanent Mission of the United States, in cooperation with the Geneva Group of Friends to Eliminate Sexual Harassment (Argentina, Canada, Estonia, France, Greece, Kenya, the Netherlands, Israel, and the Republic of Korea), the European Union, and the United Kingdom