Gender Equality Panel (Online)

  • Event Start: 3rd March 2021, 5:00pm
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Gender Equality: Overcoming the Politics of Exclusion

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Gender Equality is an insidious global challenge which has yet to be successfully tackled. Despite false narratives of equal opportunity and closing income gaps, a pernicious exclusion of women from political and professional positions of power persists. Equally striking is the lack of tangible progress made on dismantling toxic masculinity and its far reaching consequences. Where have the MeToo and TimesUp movements gone? Has fourth wave feminism focused too narrowly on identity politics and overlooked the global lack of legal, economic and political rights and opportunities that still plague so many communities?


This panel will bring together global experts and platform the work and expertise of One Young World Ambassadors- young leaders who are on the frontlines of this challenge across the globe. The discussion will focus on how we can face this challenge in 2021 to effectively secure Gender Equality in the public arena in the eyes of the law, in the workplace and in government.

SPEAKERS:

  • Hope Solo  :  Olympic Gold Medal Winning Footballer.  Hope Solo began playing football after her father taught her the game. Her passion for sport led her to become the keeper for the U.S. Women’s U18 squad and helped the team capture gold in the Pan-American games. In 1999, Hope enrolled at the University of Washington and earned a spot as the starting goalkeeper for the Huskies. In 2008, Hope once again joined the U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer team, this time as the starting keeper. She won her second Olympic gold medal in the 2012 games in London. Hope is also active for a number of charitable causes, serving as a representative of the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.  Hope ran  the Chicago Marathon in order to raise money for the Seattle Humane Society and participates in the Game Changers programme.
  • Jamira Burley  :  Jamira Burley was a OYW 2018 Deloitte Ambassador. Currently, she is the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education and Co-Founder of ProjectZ, helping to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth, bilateral agencies, governments, and business leaders; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage and activate young people around the world. She was named White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 Under 30, Global Leadership Awardee for Vital Voices and selected as an MIT Media Lab Fellow.
  • Amanda Nguyen  :  Amanda is the CEO and founder of Rise. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record and served as a model for 15 other laws protecting sexual violence survivors throughout the nation. Amanda has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, by Foreign Policy as a Top 100 Leading Global Thinker, Marie Claire as a Young Woman of the Year, and The Tempest's #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer. Previously, Amanda was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Department of State as his Deputy White House Liaison. In 2018, Amanda was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Trisha Shetty  :  Shetty founded SheSays, an Indian non-profit that empowers the country's women to act against sexual violence by providing education, legal, medical as well as psychological support. So far, the organization has engaged more than 60,000 young people through educational workshops and online, creating awareness and support to survivors who often reach out to share their personal stories and ask for help through SheSays' social media platforms. SheSays also partners with the country's universities and other social organizations to raise awareness of these issues.

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