Bridging the GAP: Is the EU transforming the lives of women and girls through its external relations?
14:30 - 15:45
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are top priorities for the new Commissioner for ‘International Partnerships’. With the EU’s Gender Action Plan in development and external relations, a.k.a. GAP II, coming to an end in 2020, what has been achieved and what lies ahead? How can the EU speed up the implementation of the SDGs’ gender targets in all aspects of its external action? Do partner governments and societies endorse the EU’s efforts in fostering gender equality externally? What should be done so that EU delegations and member states can implement a more ambitious feminist agenda abroad?