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Diversity, Equality and Empowerment: NGOs making a difference

LSE will host a panel discussion with experts from the Voluntary Service Overseas, the YMCA and The NIA Project examining the issue of gender equality, diversity and NGOs on Monday 26 February.

The panel will ask questions such as: Is there anything distinctive about the way NGOs approach the issue of diversity and equality? Are NGOs more diverse in terms of gender, ethnicity and class compared to businesses or state agencies? What differences are there amongst NGOs in the extent to which they place gender issues on the agenda? And with more women taking up senior positions in NGOs what do they bring, as women, to these issues?

The panel will be made up of three distinguished speakers:

  • Judith Brodie, director of the UK Group of Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Angela Sarkis CBE, national secretary of the YMCA
  • Marianna Tortell, director of training and group work at The NIA Project.

Professor Jude Howell, director of LSE's Centre for Civil Society, will chair this panel discussion.

Diversity, Equality and Empowerment: NGOs making a difference is on Monday 26 February at 6.30 - 8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London, WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

21 February 2007