International Development Law Organization

CSW64 | Justice for Women and Girls

SIDE EVENT Justice for Women​ and Girls - From BPFA to SDGs: Moving from Commitments to Outcomes

Justice for women and girls is at the core of 2030 Agenda. It provides a foundation for more sustainable and inclusive development and is essential to the aspiration of the Beijing Platform for Action to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls everywhere.

The event organized will build on the 2019 Justice for Women report, a groundbreaking paper urgently calling for increased investment and priority actions for gender justice. The report was launched by the High-level Group on Justice for Women, co-convened by UN WomenIDLOWorld Bank and the Pathfinders for Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.

Recognizing the synergies between the BPFA and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDGs 5 and 16, the panel will review progress on justice for women and girls across the BPFA’s 12 critical areas of concern, highlighting justice gaps and identifying pathways to move from commitments to outcomes. Panelists will explore opportunities for joint action and investment, seeking to respond to key questions:

  • How can we accelerate national commitment and action on justice for women and girls?
  • How can we build international and regional alliance to support national action?
  • How can we mobilize action to further enhance justice for women and girls?


18:00 - 20:00  |  Wednesday, March 11, 2020  |  Japan Society - 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017, United States


Panel discussion. Concept note will be available for download soon.

Speakers will include:

  • H.E. Dr. Priscilla Schwartz, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Sierra Leone
  • H.E. Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, The Gambia
  • Ms. Liv Torres, Executive Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
  • Ms. Sabrina Mahtani, Senior Policy Advisor, The Elders​

Moderator: Jan Beagle, Director-General, International Development Law Organization​



RSVP by Friday, March 6 here. 

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 Join and share the conversation on Twitter with #JusticeForWomen


The event may have filming/photography for social media and future promotional and archival purposes. Please contact an IDLO staff member at the event if you would prefer not to be filmed / photographer, or email communications[a]