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Breaking new ground on gender equality

Remote video URL

Hybrid Event
IDRC Head Office
45 O'Connor Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E1  

Held in celebration of International Women’s Day, this panel discussion will highlight innovative research solutions from across the Global South that are breaking new ground on achieving gender equality.

Panelists will share their knowledge and perspectives on how research can be used to address the root causes of gender inequality and contribute to structural changes to create more equitable societies. They will draw on their rich expertise and experience in empowering individuals and communities, transforming institutions, reforming policies and rebalancing gender power relations through research. 

Come learn how research is helping to:  

  • shift men’s and women’s attitudes toward unpaid care work in Uganda 
  • strengthen women’s rights in making decisions over land in Sierra Leone 
  • challenge social norms, attitudes and laws relating to gender-based violence, early marriage and pregnancy in Senegal


  • IDRC President Julie Delahanty (opening remarks) 
  • Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, professor in the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University, Uganda 
  • Erin Kitchell, Managing Director for Climate, Land, and Environmental Justice, Namati  
  • Ramata Thioune, senior program specialist for IDRC’s Democratic and Inclusive Governance program, IDRC 
  • Martha Melesse, senior program specialist for IDRC’s Sustainable Inclusive Economies program (moderator)

This is a hybrid event, with some panelists and attendees joining the session online.

This event will be photographed and recorded. The recording will be posted on the IDRC website after the event.