WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE – 2023 CONCURRENT SESSION. FIGHTING THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THE HEALTH AND CARE SECTOR
18 Jul 2023
18 Jul 2023
Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2023
Time: 9:30 – 11:00
Place: Kigali convention centre, room MH 3.1 (Rwanda, Kigali)
As one of the largest multi-sectoral convenings to advance gender equality, the Women Deliver 2023 Conference and Global Dialogue are co-created by grassroots advocates, multilateral governments, the private sector, philanthropies, and youth, including from and representing communities facing systemic discrimination.
The theme of WD2023 is Spaces, Solidarity, and Solutions, and it aims to will enable inclusive and co-created spaces that foster solidarity for sustainable solutions on gender equality. While the focus of the conference is sexual and reproductive health and rights, it as well envisages to cover the many intersecting issues impacting girls and women — from climate change to gender-based violence and harassment, to unpaid and paid care work and the gender pay gap — and collectively identify action evidence-based solutions.
The event will be an opportunity to amplify interest in innovative and practical solutions and in promising global initiatives to reduce the gender pay gap in the health and care sector, also in times of crises. Special guests will engage in a dynamic discussion to advance equal pay for work of equal value globally and take tailored action at country level.
ILO is represented by: Ms. Chidi King, Branch Chief, Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (moderator) and Ms. Emanuela Pozzan, Senior gender specialist
Panellists: 1. Mr. Rakesh Patry, Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs for the Government of Canada’s Department of Employment and Social Development and Chair of the EPIC Steering Committee (pre-recorded video message) 2. Ms. Jemimah Njuki, Chief of the Economic Empowerment section, UN Women 3. Ms. Michelle Mcisaac, Economist and Health Workforce Specialist, WHO 4. Ms. Khamati Mugalla, Executive Secretary of EATUC (East Africa Trade Union Confederation); Mentor of the ITUC Women in Leadership program 5. Ms. Nancy Chenard, Executive Secretary General of UNICONGO 6. Ms. Cairo Eubanks, Youth Representative for New Future Foundation to the United Nations and UN DGC Steering Committee Member