Women in Anti-Corruption: Roundtable Event to Explore the  Relationship Between Gender and Corruption

Women in Anti-Corruption: Roundtable Event to Explore the Relationship Between Gender and Corruption

4 October 2021 | 9:00 AM PST | 12:00 AM ET | 5:00 PM GMT +1

This Roundtable will bring together women who work with anti-corruption and create a future space that promotes research, exchange of experiences, and a deeper understanding of the impact of gender on corruption and of corruption on gender. This Roundtable will bring together women who work with anti-corruption and create a future space that promotes research, exchange of experiences, and a deeper understanding of the impact of gender on corruption and of corruption on gender.


The relationship between gender and corruption may be divided into two areas: the impact of gender on corruption and the impact of corruption on gender. The first is the impact of gender on the demand and supply side of corruption, i.e. the occurrence of corrupt activities and the relationship with gender. The second is on the differentiated impact of corrupt activities on women and girls.


Join our distinguished panelists as they discuss both spheres of the relationship between corruption and gender. Selected discussion topics:

 

Impact of Gender on Corruption:  

 

  • Does the empowerment of women in public life and in positions of power impact corrupt activities, e.g. what are the effects of gender in politics, industry, and in entrenched corruption?

  • Do women in power disrupt existing networks of cronyism, patronage and clientelism? How does such disruption occur?

  • What support do women need to disrupt?

  • How can we prevent the creation of new corrupt networks once women are in power?

  • Are there gender-specific characteristics that intrinsically increase vulnerability or resistance to corrupt activity?

 

Impact of Corruption on Gender:

 

  • What support do women need to combat the gendered impacts of corruption?

  • What are the implications of a gendered conceptualization of corruption, e.g. sextortion as a crime?

  • How to include a gender dimension into anti-corruption programs?

 

  

Moderated by Dr. Daniela Chimisso dos Santos, with opening remarks by Dr. Carol Liao, Centre for Business Law and Susan Côté-Freeman, Transparency International Canada.

 

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