Lab Debate at the European Development Days in Brussels

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

During the European Development Days ( that will take place in Brussels on 5-6 June 2018, GIZ and ODI will organise a Lab Debate to explore the following question:

Does shock-sensitive social protection promote gender equality?

How can equality and empowerment be better reflected in policy and programming?

The role of social protection in responding to emergencies has rapidly grown over the last few years, with increasingly innovative and adaptive responses to large-scale emergencies.

At the same time, there has also been increased attention to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment in social protection policy and programming, as well as in emergency response programming. However, applying a gender analysis to shock-sensitive social protection has been missing, leaving a major gap in terms of informing programme design and implementation, with potentially negative effects on outcomes for women and girls.

This session will discuss where is the issue of gender equality and women/girls’ empowerment in shock-sensitive social protection debates, policy and programming? Why has this debate been missing? How can this be addressed?

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