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Gender Dimension of Health and the Sustainable Development Goals

Event | 25 - 26 March 2019 Seoul, Republic of Korea
Time of event

09:00–18:00

Background

The recent joint ADB-UN report on gender equality indicates that sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific has improved considerably but that it remains a significant barrier to gender equality in the region, particularly among rural, low-income and racial and ethnic minority women.

Greater progress in addressing sexual and reproductive health is needed to open education and economic opportunities and advance women’s empowerment. It can also benefit families, communities, and economies by delivering better child and maternal health outcomes, fewer unintended pregnancies, greater family savings and productivity, and enhanced child education. Realizing sexual and reproductive health is a high priority under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ADB Strategy 2030 for these very reasons.

This workshop will examine the gender dimension of health and the SDGs, with a focus on building the capacity of ADB developing member countries to implement policies that raise sexual and reproductive health, and gender equality.

Jointly organized by ADBI and the Institute for Development and Human Security at Ewha Womans University, the workshop will examine related issues such as but not limited to:

  • Policy trends and strategies to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
  • Efforts in Korea to improve women’s sexual and reproductive health
  • Innovative approaches to risk factors that affect women’s sexual and reproductive health — breakout sessions
Objectives
  • To accelerate gender equality in ADB developing member countries
  • Build regional capacity to design and implement innovative approaches to sexual and reproductive health of women
Participants
  • Government officials from seven ADB developing member countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Viet Nam
  • Sexual and reproductive health experts from academia, think tanks, and relevant international development organizations
Output
  • Identification of policies and best practices for enhancing sexual and reproductive health, and women’s empowerment
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded to the ADBI website
How to register

By invitation only.

Partner

Institute for Development & Human Security at Ewha Womans University