Breaking Silos: Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals
This public event will explore the importance of approaching and implementing the SDGs with a focus on “reaching the furthest behind first,” ensuring adequate resources and attention to women in situations of extreme poverty and conflict. Traditional development programs tend to focus only on one sector without adequately incorporating the multidimensional approach that poor women, particularly those living in conflict-affected societies, require. Achieving gender equality and improving the overall status of women is not only captured in SDG Goal 5, but it is also critical to the success of many of the other goals, including ending extreme poverty, reaching zero hunger, achieving good health, access to education and clean water, reducing inequality, and building peaceful and just societies with accountable, inclusive institutions. This event will initiate a dialogue among key stakeholders, representing both the international development and the women, peace and security communities, on how to best reach the most marginalized women in extremely difficult and dangerous places.