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Equality by 2030: The Press for Progress

16 May 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Mat Whitecross, Filmmaker
Rosamund Urwin, Financial Services Correspondent, The Sunday Times; Founding Member, The Second Source
Dr Punam Yadav, Research Fellow, IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster, University College London; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Chair: Francis Gugen, Chairman, Chrysaor (2007-2016); Board Member, POWERful Women



The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon in 2015 by the UN are part of a broader 2030 agenda to stimulate sustainable growth and influence member states policies to achieve this end. The fifth SDG focuses on empowering women and promoting their participation in economic activity across all sectors as a fundamental factor in fostering growth. What success stories in the past three years can be identified in this push for equality? And what can member states, businesses and civil society actors be doing better?

This event will focus on gender quality as an SDG and what needs to be done by 2030 in this press for progress across a varied range of sectors, including businesses, politics and the arts. What practical and feasible points of action exist to help achieve this goal over the next 12 years? And what changes, if any, may emerge from a new #MeToo era?

This event is in association with the #CHPressforProgress video competition. More information can be found here.