OECD Forum on Gender Equality

Session 4.2: Breaking down barriers: multi-sectoral approaches to support gender equality

Jun 11, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Panel 2: The bottom of the iceberg/under the water: restrictive masculinities and social norms The second panel will focus on often invisible barriers such as masculinities and social norms, which are even more pervasive. The panel will bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss collaborative solutions to gender-based violence, discriminatory social institutions, harmful social norms, unequal power relations, and gender stereotypes. Overall, the session will aim to identify shared solutions to ensure that gender equality is achieved globally. It will also emphasise the transformative impact women leaders can have in ensuring holistic, inclusive, and gender sensitive policymaking processes.