The Venezolana Perspective: Women and the Venezuelan Crisis
Due to increased safety concerns regarding Covid-19, this event will no longer be held with an audience in attendance. However, we will still webcast the program live and it will subsequently be available on-demand through our website. Thank you for your understanding.
Please join CSIS’ Future of Venezuela Initiative and Smart Women, Smart Power Intiative for a discussion on how girls and women have been disproportionately affected by the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and what is being done to address gender-specific issues.
The severe humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has had significant impacts on the female population both inside and outside the country. This event will address the impact the humanitarian crisis is having both on women who remain in Venezuela and who have fled, the importance of including women in politics, and the importance of incorporating women into decision-making positions to shape the future of Venezuela.
Following keynote remarks via video by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, a panel of experts will discuss the humanitarian impact of the crisis on women, girls, and other vulnerable populations. A second panel will later discuss the positive implications of including women in political decision-making roles. This event will feature members of the Venezuelan National Assembly, U.S. government representatives, academics, U.S. and local NGOs, representatives from the Organization of the American States, among others.
Event Agenda:9:30 am – Welcome remarks
9:32 am – Video Keynote Remarks by Henrietta Fore
9:45 am – Panel #1– Humanitarian Impact on Women, Girls, and other Vulnerable Populations
10:30 am – Moderated Audience Q&A
10:45 am – Coffee Break
11:00 am – Panel #2 – Positive Implications of Including Women in Political Roles
11:45 am – Moderated Audience Q&A
12:00 pm – Event Ends
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.