Ebru Gencer was a panelist for the DRRLive Conference: The 2015 Landmark Agreements – Building a Gender-Inclusive Path for Implementation  that took place at UN Women on September 15, 2016.

This event explored the role of gender and specifically the empowerment of women and girls within the major international agreements within the United Nations system (The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Financing for Development agreement and the Paris Climate Change Agreements) which were agreed during 2015. All of the agreements listed the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as a key requirement of their success.

As such, the event examined how this extraordinary recognition provides a number of opportunities for humanitarian and development organisations and professionals to build on work carried out over previous agreements within those four areas.  It also tried to answer some of the questions these agreements have raised on how we reach these ambitious outcomes without adding further complexity to our sector.

The event was live-streamed. A brief will soon be provided.


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Thanks to the Government of Odisha’s commitment and support from the UK, mums-to-be and new mums can now get advice and support from day one in every village. Support now starts well before a baby’s due date, and continues until their first birthday. Community health worker, Rebati, gives babies like Adilya, polio and other life saving vaccinations for at least the first year of their lives. Britain is working with the Government of Odisha, one of India’s poorest states, and UNICEF to save the lives of thousands of mums and babies. Babies born in the poorer states of India – a country where more people live in poverty than the whole of Africa – now have a better chance of surviving than ever before.

The Government of Odisha is working with the UK Government to improve health services, support community health workers and increase take up from families in every village – helping to save the lives of thousands of mums and babies. Britain is supporting the governments of three of India’s poorer states (Odisha, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh) and UNICEF to bring healthcare to everyone, especially the poorest and most disadvantaged.