Women’s Mobilization for Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in the 20 Years since Beijing

Women workers
Women workers
UN General Assembly Building, 1st Avenue between 42th and 46th Street, New York
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, UNRISD.

The event aims at exploring the question of how women’s organizations and feminist movements can influence governmental decision-making. What strategies have proven to be effective to ensure policy agendas and laws reflect women’s interests? What are the factors and conditions under which non-state actors can effectively trigger and influence policy change?


Elisa Vega Sillo, Office for Depatriarchalization of the Vice-Ministry of Decolonization, Bolivia
Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia, Great Britain
Anne-Marie Goetz, New York University, United States
Rob Jenkins, Hunter College, United States
Moderator: Valeria Esquivel, UNRISD, Switzerland