UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.
This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.
UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge
of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion
14 Mar 2019, Ex-Press Bar, UN General Assembly Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
This official side event of the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is a panel discussion on austerity and its impacts on gender inequality. The panel will explore how austerity measures have devastated women’s access to public services and increased their vulnerability in different European countries as well as in Latin America. Based on case studies, they will then discuss feminist strategies to counteract these developments.
7 Mar 2019, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
New technologies are continually shifting and reshaping access to knowledge, training, networks and employment opportunities. Research indicates that these same technologies may put certain jobs at risk – particularly “female” jobs, like customer service, clerical work and sales jobs, which are likely to be automated – while also generating demand and job growth in other traditionally female-dominated sectors, such as education and health services. This event looks at how women are affected by new technologies, with a specific focus on the areas of education and employment.