Photo credit: A female employee at a land husbandry site in Nyabihu District, Rwanda, addresses her fellow workers. The site employs about 150 labourers of which 60% are women. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank.
Members of the Jammu community attending church, India. © Sharon Christina Rorvik
Side event
10 March 2020

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.

This event is part of a wider programme of ODI-hosted sessions at the Session on the State of Women (CSW) conference. Find out more about all the events.

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