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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs RNGS/IWPR Practitioners Conference

RNGS worked with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in presenting the following mini conference at IWPR International Meeting on Women’s Policy, June 19-20th, 2005. Thanks to additional support from the European Science Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Fredereich Ebert Foundation, this conference presented RNGS findings to policy practitioners from several countries studied in the project. The complete paper packet as well as the summary of the two roundtables are available in the working papers section of the website.

“Government Allies for Gender Equality: A Transatlantic Dialogue”
RNGS Mini-Conference at the Institute of Women’s Policy Research’s 8th Annual International Policy and Research Conference, June 19th-20th, 2005
Omni Shoreham, Washington D.C.
Working Schedule

Sunday Evening June 19th
6:00–9:00 pm
RNGS Poster Session/ Welcome Reception

RNGS researchers present country findings in poster sessions; larger thematic presentations with brief position papers will be presented during the conference.

Plenary: Government Allies for Gender Equality: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Sponsored by the Friederich Ebert Foundation
A roundtable discussion by European and American leaders about how Europe and the USA can work together to pursue gender equality policy. Participants—TBA

Monday June 20th
9:00–10:30 IWPR Opening Plenary

RNGS Mini Conference
Government Allies for Gender Equality: A Transatlantic Dialog

Can Government Be an Ally for Gender Equality?: Research and Policy Practices

Dorothy McBride (Florida Atlantic University)

Anne Maria Holli (University of Helsinki)

Marila Guadagnini (University of Turin)

Shirin M. Rai (University of Warwick)

Perspectives on Securing Women’s Rights By Issue
Chair: Lynn Kamenitsa, Northern Illinois University

Job Training — Amy Mazur (Washington State University)

Abortion — Dorothy McBride (Florida Atlantic University)

Prostitution – Joyce Outshoorn (University of Leiden, the Netherlands)

Political Representation – Diane Sainsbury (Stockholm University)

Hot Issue – (Birgit Sauer, University of Vienna)

2:00–2:15 Break

Lessons Learned Through National Experiences
Chair: Amy Mazur ( Washington State University)

The Netherlands –Joyce Outshoorn (University of Leiden)

Canada — Melissa Hausmann (Suffolk University)

Austria — Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna)

Italy — Marila Guadagnini (University of Turin)

Spain — Celia Valiente (University of Madrid)

Sweden — Diane Sainsbury (University of Stockholm)

Finland — Anne Maria Holli (University of Helsinki)

Germany — Lynn Kamenitsa (Northern Illinois University)

Belgium — Alison Woodward (Free University of Brussels)

Ireland — Evelyn Mahon (Trinity University)

France — Amy Mazur (Washington State University)

USA/UK — Dorothy McBride (Florida Atlantic University)

Break 3:45–4:00

Government Actors Speak out: Views from the Field
Chair, Shirin Rai (University of Warwick)

Laura Balbo, Former Minister of Equal Opportunity, Italy

Agnès Hubert, Former Head of the Equal Opportunities Unit, European Union

Natalia Zakharova, Gender Analysis Section/Division of the Advancement of Women, DESA, United Nations

Sabine Lang, Former Director of Public Affairs/Executive Office of the State Secretary for Labor and Women’s Issues in Berlin

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, Senior Advisor on Women’s Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality