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Gender-Related Events at the 2013 Annual Meetings

October 7, 2013


Gender Justice: An Update on the Bank's Gender Work
When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. EDT
Where: I 2-220, World Bank


  • Jeni Klugman, Director of Gender and Development, World Bank Group
  • Odile Faye, Executive Secretary of the Association of African Women for Research and Development
  • Delphine Djiraibe, Human Rights Attorney, Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights

Jorg Frieden, Executive Director, World Bank Group

This event, sponsored by the Bank Information Center and the World Bank's Gender and Development unit, will analyze what the World Bank has done to take steps forward in its gender work since the 2013 Spring Meetings. Each panelist will give insights into their on-the-ground experiences and their proposals for how the Bank can better integrate gender focus into their policies and projects.


Tackling Gender-Based Violence After 2015
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
Where: MC 13-301, World Bank
Twitter hashtag: #endgbv


  • Indira Jaising, Additional Solicitor General; Director of Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative, India
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development, World Bank

Rhitu Chatterjee, Contributing Correspondent, PRI's The World

This high-level moderated armchair discussion, sponsored by the World Bank's South Asia Region and the Gender and Development team, will explore why gender -- specifically gender-based violence -- should be a standalone goal in the post-2015 framework.

A Conversation with Malala Yousafzai
When: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Where: World Bank Headquarters and Online
Twitter hashtag: #askMalala


  • Malala Yousafzai, student and Nobel Peace Prize nominee
  • Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President

Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old from Swat Valley, Pakistan, who survived after being shot in the head by the Taliban as she returned from school, will speak about her passionate fight for girls' education.


Empowering Women Through Evidence in Africa
When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. EDT
Where: MC 13-301, World Bank


  • Shwetlana Sabarwal, Economist, Africa Region, Education
  • Markus Goldstein, Practice Leader, Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management
  • Francisco Campos, Economist, Africa Region, Finance & Private Sector Development
  • Tazeen Hasan, Legal Specialist, Gender and Development

Maktar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa

This event, sponsored by the World Bank's Africa Region, highlights the results of recent rigorous research that quantify gender challenges in Africa, solutions, and implications for policy. It will be followed by a Q&A session.

Gender at Work: Barriers and Promising Approaches to Women's Economic Participation
When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT
Where: J1-050, World Bank
Twitter hashtag: #genderatwork


  • Kalpana Kochhar, International Monetary Fund Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department
  • Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australia
  • Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development, the World Bank

Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank

This moderated panel will discuss emerging findings from the World Bank’s Gender at Work report and the IMF’s recent paper on Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity. Join an exchange on what works, what doesn't, and on how to support more evidence-based policy making to reduce gender gaps in the world of work. This event is sponsored by the World Bank's Gender and Development unit.