GENDER AND FINANCIAL CRISIS – Nordic-Baltic Gender Equality Forum

The Nordic Baltic Seminar on Gender and Financial Crisis taking place in Riga on 3-4 December will discuss the current financial crisis from a gender perspective. 

                               The seminar will focus on how women and men in the Nordic and Baltic countries have met the ongoing financial crisis. Target groups of the seminar: politicians, civil servants, researchers, CSO:s and NGO:s from both Nordic and Baltic countries. 

                               Do women and men face the same problems in the face of recession? Who pays the bills? Have we learned anything from earlier crises? How is the gender equality policy affected by the economic downturn?

The aim is to exchange experience and best practices to find solutions to the problems of today.  How can we guarantee that gender perspective is integrated into the decision-making processes? The seminar will result in concrete recommendations and proposals for joint future projects.    

Opening words will be delivered by Ingi Valur Johannsson, Chair of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Executive Committee for Gender Equality.

Professor Markus Jäntti from the Stockholm University, Sweden, will talk about gender equality and financial crisis in terms of challenges and possibilities.  

The seminar is organized in co-operation with: 

Nordic Council of Ministers
Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia
Women’s NGO Network of Latvia