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Pathways of Women’s Empowerment invites feminist academics, policymakers, activists and all those working towards promoting the cause of gender justice within development as we move beyond the Millennium Development Goals, to join us for a conference that will draw on insights from the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme to look back at what has been achieved since the Beijing 4th World Women's Conference in 1995 and forward to the post-2015 agenda. Panels will be organised around the themes of work, voice and representation, sexuality, and the media.

The conference is organised over two days - the 29-30th May - and will feature panels, plenaries and small group discussions led by Pathways' international researchers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine and Sierra Leone.

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Thursday 29 to Friday 30 May 2014 - IDS/University of Sussex 

Venue: IDS Convening Space




Thursday 29th May


From 9.15 Coffee 

0930- 1030 Introduction: Journeys Travelled (Chair and Discussant: Andrea Cornwall (University of Sussex)

1030-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Tracing our Pathways
Panel: Takyiwaa Manuh (ECA), Rosalind Eyben, Maheen Sultan (BRAC University), Cecilia Sardenberg (NEIM, UFBA), Andrea Cornwall. Chair and Discussant: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay (KIT)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Informal Cultural Norms and Exclusionary Practices
Panel: Charmaine Pereira, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Mona Ali (Cairo University), Neelam Hussain (Simorgh). Chair and Discussant: Shireen Huq (Naripokkho)

15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee

15.30-17.00 Creating Critical Consciousness
Panel: Kat Mansoor (Animal Monday), Natalie Jeffers (Matters of the Earth), Anna Cady. Chair and Discussant: Joanne Sandler 

18.00 Brighton Festival Event Women in Power


Friday 30th May


9.15 Coffee 

9.30-11.00 Laws, Policies and State Practices
Panel: Mulki Al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki and AUC), Rosalind Eyben, Takyiwaa Manuh, Sohela Nazneen (BRAC University), Chair and Discussant: Aruna Rao (Gender at Work)

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Women’s Collective Organising: making change happen
Panel: Maheen Sultan, Mariz Tadros (IDS), Cecilia Sardenberg, Chair and Discussant: Lisa VeneKlasen (JASS)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Securing Resources and Decent Livelihoods
Panel: Naila Kabeer (LSE), Simeen Mahmud (BRAC University), Ratna Sudarshan, Chair and Discussant: Ann Whitehead

15.30-16.00 Tea

16.00-17.00 Plenary Reflections: Pathways: Lessons and Future Possibilities

17.00 Closure and thanks

17.30 Cocktail and canapés to launch the Pathways book series  

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