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Lopa Banerjee

Millennium Fellowship Webinar Series




Join Lopa Banerjee, Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women to engage in a discussion about women’s rights and gender equality. If you are passionate about advancing SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls - this session is for you!


Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

Lopa Banerjee
Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women

Lopa Banerjee is the Director of the Civil Society Division at UN Women. She leads UN Women’s work on partnering with, supporting and strengthening women’s rights groups and civil society networks as well as their contribution, participation and influence in policy discussion at global, regional and national levels.

Lopa’s work focuses on partnership development with civil society organizations to influence global action on gender equality, in particular related to standard setting, policy discussion and stakeholder accountability. She leads UN Women’s strategic engagement, advocacy and alliance building initiatives with women’s and human rights groups, social justice actors and stakeholders including faith- based constituencies, men and boys’ groups, trade union movements, youth groups, among others, to promote intersectional partnerships for gender equality. She supports UN Women’s convening role in creating dialogue platforms and opportunities where UN Women engages multiple stakeholders – civil society, think tanks, academia, member states for political influence and support for the gender equality agenda.

A gender and human rights thematic expert with substantive experience in social policy and governance issues across Asia and Africa, Lopa has worked for over 3 decades on international development, policy advocacy, communication and partnership building, across the UN and in the private sector. Prior to the UN she worked with the private sector as well as with civil society, in India. Before joining UN Women, Lopa worked with UNDP and OHCHR in South Africa and UNICEF in Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Bangladesh and New York. In India, Lopa worked for several years in communication, research and advocacy.

Lopa’s areas of specialization include feminist policy advocacy and analysis, and inclusive partnership development and engagement. She lives in New York City.

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