High-Level Political Forum 2019 Side Event

Leave No Woman Behind

How to achieve the SDGs for
Women with Disabilities and Indigenous Women

15 July 2019, 14:30 – 16:00

Church Center of the United Nations, 10th Floor
777 United Nations Plaza, New York


Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)


Women with disabilities and indigenous women face multiple discriminations. The organizers are working with member organizations and networks, local and national civil society organizations to bring the perspectives of women affected by multiple discriminations and how to achieve SDGs and Leave No Woman Behind. The results will be presented by representatives of these women and their organizations. The leading principle is Nothing about us without us and is part of GCAP’s Faces of Inequality Campaign.

Moderator: Salina Sanou, GCAP Global Co-Chair


14:30                    Welcome and introduction

14:40                    Gam A. Shimray, Secretary General, AIPP

Localizing SDGs for local communities and women facing multiple discrimination

14:50                    Alice Appiah, GFD, Ghana

Experiences of women and girls with disabilities in Ghana

15:00                   Rita Kusi Kyeremaa, GFD, Ghana, and Aminata Toure Barry, AMASBIF

Mali Women and girls with disabilities in Africa

15:10                    Devi Anggraini, PEREMPUAN AMAN, Indonesia

Indigenous women’s perspectives and experiences

15:20                    Responses:

Tarcila Rivera, Chirapaq, Peru, Women’s Major Group

Memory Kachambwa, FEMNET

15:30                    Discussion

16:00                   Summary and concluding remarks

Refreshments will be served.

Part of the Faces of Inequality Campaign:                                                       

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