Tackling harmful gender norms: lessons to address backlash
Murase Room, Japan Society 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017 - 12.30-14.00 (local time)
Understanding how advances in gender equality are secured and what drives norm change is crucial for driving progress. But a long view is rarely considered in the short time frames of development and policy initiatives. 25 years ago, the concept of gender norms was not in policy discourse. Today the term ‘norm’ is in common use in policy and assumptions about a ‘women’s place’ in society continue to be challenged and changed. Gender norms are often formed in childhood and adolescence and changing these norms is a lifelong quest.