CSW Side Event: Gender Equality as a Prerequisite for Democracy

March 9, 2023

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EST

United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room B, Conference Building

Gender equality is an imperative for thriving democracies, however it has yet to be realized as a prerequisite for democracy. Democracy is being undermined by the very same forces that are pushing back on gender equality and women’s rights to equal participation and representation in public life. For instance, “gendered disinformation and online abuse against women in politics are increasingly being used with covert political, economic or social motives, to challenge women’s rights and democracy” with targeted efforts to “smother opposition voices, erode democratic processes, and silence demands for government accountability.”

This CSW67 event is organized by the Summit for Democracy Gender Cohort: Sweden, Romania, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), and International IDEA.