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Beyond crisis: Driving gender equality and empowerment for women and girls of all ages through social protection

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The panel discussion aims to raise awareness of the opportunities that sustainable social protection offers to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls of all ages, including older women, through contributions from multiple stakeholders and a combination of theoretical perspectives, opinions, and evidence with attention to multiple crisis situations.


Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon
Special Representative to the United Nations
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Silke Staab
Research specialist
UN Women
Emma Kaliya
Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre
Jose Arroyo
Manager of Corporate and Responsibility and Labor Affairs, United States Council for International Business
Annika Wünsche
German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)


Dónal Cronin
Deputy Permanent Representative to UN
United Nations (UN)