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This leadership series, a collaboration between the Staff College and the Group of Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWL-Voices) is a platform giving greater visibility to women leaders who are spearheading public discourse and addressing global challenges. The UN is a champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment and we invite current and aspiring activists to join a movement to amplify #WomensVoicesForanEqualFuture.
In spite of abundant evidence that gender equality is important in public and private spheres, an overwhelming majority of women’s voices are often marginalized. This phenomenon continues to significantly hamper the ability of women to contribute meaningfully in dialogues about the world’s future. In the face of the challenges presented by COVID-19 change is needed now more than ever.
To create a sustainable, just and equitable world we need diverse and innovative initiatives to transform societies, protect environments and strengthen economies. Central to such changes are women. Women are often at the forefront of sharing and re-framing new analysis of global issues. We want to work with you to protect and amplify women’s voices by giving their opinions more visibility and reach.
To achieve these goals we have brought together articles drawing on the diverse yet shared experiences and perspectives of women leaders in different fields. It is our hope that this compilation of essays will not only to impart insights on the importance of women as multilateral actors, but also act as a call to action for tomorrow’s women’s leaders and advocates.
How can we amplify women’s voices to ensure an equal future for all? Recently, a panel of eight dynamic women leaders answered this question at the Women’s Voices For An Equal Future, a virtual event streamed live on YouTube. Watch the replay below: