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On 11 March, the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) at UNU-CPR, and the Migration for Development and Equality (MIDEQ) Hub will host a roundtable discussion on Women, Remittances and Digital Money: Towards Gender-Sensitive Policies and Practice. This event is part of a programme of parallel sessions organised during the annual two-week deliberations of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Event objectives

This event brings together UN agencies, the financial sector, governments, academics, international organisations and civil society, to improve understanding of the remittances, innovations in digital money transfers, and investment opportunities using a gender lens with the aim of sharing good practices, resources, and guidance.

Specifically, the event will focus on:

  • Understanding gendered patterns of remittances, including gender differences in remittance transfer methods and investment decisions;
  • Learning the innovative design principles remittance service providers are employing to design for marginalised populations, including women;
  • Strengthening capacity and fostering partnerships for enhancing gender-responsive policy and practice in relation to remittances;
  • Identifying specific actions government, international organisations, the financial sector, civil society, and the private sector can take to ensure that policy and practice related to remittances is gender-responsive, including for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery;
  • Leveraging sex-disaggregated data to inform financial inclusion strategies; and ensuring that remittances contribute both to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and CSW objectives by strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.

For further details and agenda, click on the registration link below.

This hybrid event will take place in New York between 10:00 and 12:00 (EST) on Monday, 11 March. To RSVP for this event, please register before Monday, 4 March at 17:00 (EST). For those attending online, the Zoom link will be sent after registration.

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