Geneva SDG Community Coffee: Peace, justice, and gender equality
Following the Geneva Peace Week 2022, at this November edition of the SDG Community Coffee, hosted in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), and UN Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund, we will explore the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on Peace, Just and Inclusive Societies and SDG 5 on Gender Equality.
This event will also explore challenges and opportunities related to gender-responsive data collection and data disaggregation and how practitioners can enhance synergies between these two goals toward contributing to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustaining Peace Agenda.
- Welcome remarks by DCAF
- The role of Good Security Sector Governance in peacebuilding—Richard Steyne, DCAF
- Gender-sensitive data collection—Achille Sommo, UN Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund
Please register by November 23 at the latest to save your seat.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for transformative action by all countries to achieve peace and prosperity for all people. Within this framework, SDG 16 on Peace, Just and Inclusive Societies formally links development with peace and security and recognizes how inequality and poor governance give rise to violence, insecurity, and injustice. The goal aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Good governance of the security sector means that the security needs of all people are considered, and that all people must have equal access to justice. Measures to ensure gender equality are integral to the effective rule of law, ensuring access to justice for all, and institutions being effective, accountable, and inclusive. SDG 5 in the 2030 Agenda aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
To be effective, the security and justice sector must provide services that respond to the distinct security and justice needs of women and girls. To be accountable and inclusive, the security and justice sector must recognize the agency of women and girls and ensure their inclusion in security and justice institutions and decision making.
Promoting the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, DCAF and UN Women will share insights on how SDG 5 and SDG 16 can be pursued jointly in practice and how practitioners can enhance synergies between the two goals. The event will also be an opportunity to discuss both the opportunities and challenges of gender-responsive data collection by the security and justice sector in implementing the SDGs.
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