BCCIC coordinated a delegation of 14 women for the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) this March in New York City. The BCCIC CSW64 delegation and other BCCIC members worked collectively to write this report on gender empowerment, women’s equality, and the SDGs.
In light of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women was scaled back to a one-day procedural meeting and the BCCIC delegation did not attend. This underscores the importance of leveraging interlinkages. This communicable disease (and others to come), will fundamentally shift how we work together, calling for strengthened multi-stakeholder coordination and is an innovation to address ‘wicked problems’ that make a mockery of borders and render ‘us and them’ categories null and void. Innovative, transformational approaches are needed to traverse scales, silos, and sectors.
This report offers a selection of case studies that showcase the work that BCCIC members are doing in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The objective of the report is to promote accelerated progress towards women’s empowerment, gender equality, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by highlighting innovative tools and promising practice interventions designed and implemented by BCCIC members. These case studies capture diverse perspectives as well as practical examples in order to inspire action and catalyze new initiatives.
You can find this case study report, Leveraging the Interlinkages: Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and the SDGs, below.