This International Women’s Day, Equimundo is driving and joining online conversations and campaigns to advocate for gender justice and women’s rights. In particular, the organization is addressing issues of harmful gender norms and sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo, and strategies for thoughtfully engaging men and boys in gender equality, violence prevention, and equitable caregiving.
#MeToo… now what?
International Center for Research on Women panel outlines strategies for ending sex-based harassment
On International Women’s Day, Equimundo President and CEO Gary Barker is joining a panel of leaders on the topic of gender equity convened by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The panelists will reflect on the broad impacts of the #MeToo movement and outline possible strategies for ending sex-based harassment. The discussion will be led by award-winning NPR reporter Nina Totenberg and include U.S. Congressional Representative Jackie Speier, leader of #MeTooCongress, an ongoing effort to root out sex-based harassment on Capitol Hill.
“We salute the brave women and girls around the world”
Equimundo President and CEO shares reflections on International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day, Equimundo’s President and CEO Gary Barker calls on men and boys everywhere to join women and girls in speaking out for women’s empowerment and gender justice.
What does men’s caregiving have to do with women’s equality?
World Economic Forum features article on men’s caregiving to advance women’s economic empowerment
In an article featured on the World Economic Forum for International Women’s Day, Equimundo’s Gary Barker calls for policies, programs, and campaigns to promote men’s full participation in unpaid care work in order to advance women’s economic empowerment. Read the article here.
Transforming negative gender roles in the household
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development event discusses innovative approaches to transform rigid gender norms
On March 7, Equimundo’s Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships Tim Shand presented at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) event “Transforming Negative Gender Roles in the Household: Innovative Approaches” in Paris, organized in honor of International Women’s Day. “Men’s involvement in unpaid care matters for women, for children, for men themselves and for gender equality,” Tim said, sharing key takeaways from Equimundo’s State of the World’s Fathers report.
#Fathers who are actively engaged in caregiving raise happier, healthier and more economically successful #children. Also – crucial for #gender equality that men do 50% of #household work. – Tim Shand #OECDMarchonGender pic.twitter.com/h7iIZKQldU
— Nori Spauwen (@NoriSpauwen) March 7, 2018
For more on closing the unpaid care gap and promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality, check out MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign’s International Women’s Day post here.