In a blog published this week by the Institute of Developmebnt Studies (IDS), Kelly Shephard (IDS) reflects on the challenges of running a side event in a busy and formally-structured space.
Every year thousands of delegates gather at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York to discuss the experiences of women globally. At this year's sixty-third session, (CSW63), the Impact Initiative co-hosted a side event on Does poverty stop at employment? with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Institute of Development Studies.
The event was focused on how the nature of work has evolved for women, and the need for holistic social protection measures to go beyond 'cash transfers' and provide support and life skills beyond employment. It highlighted the key messages and research evidence on women, work and social protection arising from ESRC–DFID's Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation, and sought to connect it to the experiences of the 50 delegates in the room through a participatory World Café.
- Read blog in full: Disrupting the seating plan at the United Nations and Beyond published by IDS, 16 April 2019.
- Read/download: ESRC-DFID research for policy and practice: women, work, and social protection