JUN 23 2022
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Public services as a tool to promote gender equality




Join us for a unique and dynamic online discussion on Public Services Day, 23 June 2022 in a side event to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council to reflect on the crucial role of public services in tackling systemic and underlying factors that underpin gender inequality.

This event builds on the successful parallel event to the Generation Equality Forum organised last year on gender-transformative public care services, attended by over 100 participants. This year, the webinar will convene a group of women policymakers, experts and representatives of civil society organisations to explore what gender-transformative public services are and what is required for this approach to be achieved in practice.

The escalating global environmental and inequalities crises, compounded by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, have further exposed and exacerbated the existing gender inequalities and have added to the factors that put women’s human rights at risk. In the face of these structural and emerging challenges, public services can play a decisive role in the transformation of the asymmetrical and unjust power relations between women and men.


Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International
Chenai Mukumba, Policy Research and Advocacy Manager at Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ)
Corina Rodríguez, member of the executive committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
Guadalupe Ramos Ponce, member of the Mexican Campaign for the Right to Education and of CLADEM

The event will be moderated by Rossella de Falco, Programme Officer on the Right to Health at the Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). 

From gender-responsive to gender-transformative public services. Public services as a tool to promote gender equality
Date: 23 June 2022
Time: 1.30-3pm UTC  | 3.30-5pm CEST
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