Date(s) - 04/09/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


As part of the PaRD Virtual Forum, the Gender Equality and Empowerment Workstream will host an interactive event on COVID-19, Religion, Sustainable Development and Gender Justice on Friday 4th September 2020 | Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CEST.

Kindly RSVP for the webinar until Tuesday 1 sept by sending with our registration form.

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Nora Elledge, JLI’s research consultant, will be the introductory speaker on a new report to be published soon, “Looking Back in order to Look Forward – The Role of Religious Actors in Gender Equality since the Beijing Declaration”

Proposed Agenda (90 minutes):



Lead Person(s)

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and Introductions Marie-Christine Lecompte

Global Affairs Canada

14:05 – 14:10 The PaRD Gender Equality and Empowerment WorkStream Rachel Tavernor

Side by Side

14:10 – 14:20 Launch NEW REPORT | Looking Back in order to Look Forward:
The Role of Religious Actors in Gender Equality since the Beijing Declaration
Dr Nora Elledge, JLI Research Consultant
14:20 – 14:30 Spotlight 1: Faith, Feminism, Race and COVID-19 Rev. Bafana Khumalo
Sonke Gender Justice
14:30 – 14:40 Spotlight 2: Leaving No One Behind Stakeholders Pragya Adhikari
Islamic Relief Nepal
14:40 – 14:50 Spotlight 3: Economies, Trade and Financial Flows Dr. Marianna Leite
Christian Aid
14:50 – 15:00 Spotlight 4: SDGs, Partnerships and Religion Mike Battcock
UK Foreign Commonwealth and
Development Office
15:00 – 15:30 Questions and Discussion

  • Opportunity for members to share insights
Sharin Ashraf, MBE

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Click here for the speaker bios & see here for more information on the event.