IWP håld a videoconference with June Zeitlin
At the event, guests had the opportunity to ask June Zeitlin questions on the issues of gender equality in Ukraine and abroad and prospects of Ukraine's chairmanship in the OSCE.
The event was hold under the "Global virtual forum of women leaders," which is supported by Internews, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC.
The fundamental goal of the project is to bring issues of gender equality to wider public discussion and promote active participation of Ukrainian women in political and social life. The event will be attended by Ukrainian politicians, representatives of non-governmental organizations, experts and journalists.
June Zeitlin is a leader on women’s issues in the United States and globally. Ms. Zeitlin took up her post as the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Gender Issues in January 2011. This mandate allows promoting women’s rights and gendering equality across the OSCE region. Moreover, Ms. Zeitlin currently directs the CEDAW in Washington, DC. From 1999 to 2008, she was the Executive Director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, where she helped lead a successful global campaign for the creation of UN Women. From 1986 to 1999, she worked at the Ford Foundation, overseeing programs on women’s rights, social justice and democratic governance in Central and Eastern Europe.