TOWARD AN ARCTIC WOMEN’S SUMMIT.
RooM: SILFURBERG B
Saturday, October 20
Our breakout session builds on “Women of the Arctic: Bridging Research, Policy and Lived Experience” which we organized at the 2018 UArctic Congress in Helsinki, Finland, to explore the roles and contributions of women to Arctic decision-making, business, science, art, activism and daily life.
As the Arctic conference landscape grows steadily, initiatives focusing specifically on Arctic women – the issues they find important, the successes they achieve and the challenges they face – remain few and far between. At the same time, global conferences and summits that provide dedicated spaces for discussions on issues relating to women and gender equality are prospering and drawing increasing attention. The speakers on this panel will discuss lessons from those global arenas and the possibility of an Arctic Women’s Summit, a potential platform to raise awareness of and promote a continued focus on issues relating to women and gender equality in the Arctic.
The breakout session moderated by Gosia Smieszek.
You can find a full list of speakers here.