More than 8,000 people from 160 countries gathered from June 3 to 6 in Vancouver, Canada for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality.

Held every 3 years, this conference brings together people from different sectors, cultures and realities. This year, under the theme “Power, Progress, Change.” the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, opened the fires of the Conference in which OLACEFS participated, represented by its executive director Osvaldo Rudloff, who participated in the plenary panel on data and accountability.

This panel featured the opening words of Princess Mary of Denmark, who remarked that “what you do not see, can not be changed. The data makes the invisible visible.” The panel was moderated by Julie Gichuru, a Kenyan entrepreneur, and composed of – in addition to Rudloff – Jayathma Wickramanayake, sent from the UN Secretary General for Youth; Joy Phumaphi, co-chair of the independent responsibility panel of the UN Secretary-General for every woman, every child, every adolescent; and Aparajita Gogoi from the White Ribbon Alliance organization.

Osvaldo Rudloff, executive director of OLACEFS, emphasized that “this panel allowed us to show the region’s work on gender issues globally” and added that “this work has been and continues to be a way of bringing the concept of accountability in matters of gender to the Spanish.” It should be noted that this activity presented the preliminary results of a survey that was applied to the SAIs participating in the coordinated audit on ESD 5 that takes place at OLACEFS, with the support of the IDI.

You can review the presentation here.