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Better family-work balance to increase women’s participation in paid formal work 

Time15:00 - 17:00
LocationHenrik Ibsens gate 53 (at Formue)

Over 600 million women worldwide are unavailable for paid work due to obligations with family and childcare. PfC holds the opinion that work-family balance is paramount for reaching gender equality and develop a rights-based, inclusive economy with focus on welfare and productivity for women, men, children and families.

The seminar will discuss the importance of maternity protection policies and access to childcare to achieve the SDGs and discuss their implications for the wider work of international development actors, organisations, and governments.

Speakers and panelists:

  • Laura Addati, ILO
  • Hege Kitterød, Institutt for Samfunnsforskning
  • Julie Lødrup, Lo
  • Signe Kolbye Sørensen, NORFUND
  • Sara Bondø, UNICEF
  • Marie Louse Sunde, Equality Check
  • Birikit Terefe, PfC

ECCE seminar

Partnership for Change, aiming at contributing to a gender-equal society with inclusive growth, will annually host a seminar on topics relevant to development cooperation.

The Programme