SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, October 15, 2019 — The Seoul Foundation of Women and Family (SFWF) will promote the importance of realizing gender equality and make a presentation on Seoul’s successful cases of women’s participation at the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum 7(APUF7). APUF7 will be held with the theme of “Future of Asia and Pacific Cities: Transformative Pathways to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” from October 15 to 17 in Penang, Malaysia.
Co-organized by UN-Habitat, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), and Urbanis Malaysia, the Forum brings together ministers, mayors, academics, private companies, non-governmental organizations, and local governments from around the world and provide a platform to discuss the status, challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda in the region.
In 2019 APUF7, the SFWF will hold a session on October 15 to discuss the ways of “Realizing Gender Equality and Promoting Women’s Leadership & Participation in Successful Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals,” and provide a presentation on cases of Seoul.
The presentation to be shared with other Asia-Pacific cities will include the city’s diverse efforts and implementations to achieve the gender equality, such as the creation of the organizations and positions that deal with gender issues; the increase of the ratio of female management-level officials or higher; the increase of the ratio of female committee members; the implementation of gender impact assessment on related laws, acts, city plans and various promotional materials; and the realization of gender-governance through grassroots women’s participation.