SDG Meetup | Gender Equality

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

This month's Meetup will focus on SDG 5: Gender Equality. While some forms of discrimination against women and girls are diminishing, gender inequality continues to hold women back and deprives them of basic rights and opportunities. SDG 5 is about achieving gender quality and empowering all women and girls around the world.

➜ SheDecides | Rebekka van Roemburg, Special Advisor | SheDecides was created as an urgent response to US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement and dramatic expansion of the Global Gag Rule – also known as the Mexico City Policy – in January 2017. The rule prevents NGOs outside the US from receiving money from the US government if they provide safe abortions or information about abortion, and has devastating effects on women, girls and their communities around the world. SheDecides is a movement to counter the infringement on women’s right to decide about their bodies – wherever that may occur. #KnowedgeSharing

➜ Equileap | Heather Larson, Research Analyst | Equileapis a social enterprise aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace, using the power of investments, grants and knowledge. Headquartered in Amsterdam and London, the organisation’s profits are used to support women through social impact projects that tackle the root causes of gender inequality. Equileap believes financial empowerment and involvement in companies’ strategy and vision can provide women with the tools to improve other aspects of their lives. #Action #Inspiration

➜ She Matters | Christina Moreno, Founder & CEO | She Matters is a social enterprise and recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market, as well as local employers who are looking for talented and skilled workers. Through their gender-specific programming, they offer them the support they need to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities. #Action #Inspiration

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change. During this part of the event, we will jointly think about various issues relating to gender equality, generate new insights for overcoming such challenges and aim to find new ways to accelerate solutions around SDG5.

19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.