Intimate Fireside Dialogue on the Advance of a Future Feminist Democracy
The Open Society Foundations (OSF), The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center), and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) brings together political and philanthropic leaders during UNGA 78 to discuss building an ecosystem of support around progressive women in politics to advance a future feminist democracy. Globally, vitriolic narratives against women, in all their diversity, are being deployed as a political strategy by illiberal forces. It is not only to win elections but also to divert public attention away from pertinent issues such as climate change, cost of living crisis, breakdown of the social contract and growing inequality.
This dialogue will bring together an intergenerational and geographically diverse collective of women leaders to shed light on these challenges and explore opportunities to advance a future feminist democracy that enhances the equal and inclusive representation of women in particular those most historically marginalized. Global South leaders and allies will engage in a dynamic and insightful discussion on key issues such as; developing a sustainable and global ecosystem of support for progressive women in political leadership; zero tolerance for all forms of discrimination against women in politics and public life; creating enabling factors for women in politics to deliver; and promoting gender-balanced representation in political parties and electoral processes.