Breaking gender stereotypes – a political quest

04.03.14 | News
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The Nordic countries have made strategic political efforts to promote gender equality by engaging women and girls in science, technology, training and leadership positions. At a panel event on March 12th in New York the Nordic ministers for gender equality present and discuss national policies and programmes related to the topic.

UN agencies, governments and civil society have in recent years ingreasingly stressed the need to break down gender stereotypes in education and training as an imperative to empower women and for achieving gender equality in the labour market. During the yearly UN session of the Comission of the Status of Women, The Nordic Council of Ministers arrange the panel event

Promoting Gender Equality and EmpoweringWomen and Girls Through Education

Date: Wednesday March 12thTime: 11:30 A.M.–12:45 P.M.  Place: Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development, International Peace Institute, 777 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor, (Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)

  • Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaUnited Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of UN Women
  • Eygló HarðardóttirMinister for Social Affairs and Housing, Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Iceland
  • Dagfinn HøybråtenSecretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Manu SareenMinister for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs, Denmark
  • Paavo ArhinmäkiMinister of Culture and Sport and gender equality affairs, Finland
  • Maria ArnholmMinister for Gender Equality and deputy Minister for Education, Sweden
  • Hans Brattskar, Deputy Minister, Norway

Moderator: Gréta GunnarsdóttirAmbassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations