What is Gender Equality?
March 21, 2024 | 12 PM EDT
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Roshan Dalvi

Judge (Retd.), Bombay High Court
Author, WOMAN: Her Trials and Triumphs: Socio-Legal Gender Perspectives

Justice Roshan Dalvi (Retd.) B. Com, LL.M. has been in the legal field for 47 years, 27 of them as Judge. She has served as Judge, Bombay City Civil Court, Principal Judge, Family Court, Mumbai and was elevated to the Bombay High Court in June 2005. She retired in November 2015 and now practices as Arbitrator, Mediator and Legal Consultant. Justice Dalvi studied Gender and Law in Warwick University, UK. She was invited by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to consider the protocol on the rights of children of sexual abuse. She is a Rotary Peace Fellow, a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Halifax, Canada, and a guest lecturer in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the Masters Programme on Access to justice. She conducts workshops for Judges, lawyers, law students, and law teachers at the National and State judicial Academies and has contributed articles on various subjects including Gender Justice, Human Trafficking, Firm Management, Conflict resolution and the Practice and Procedure of Arbitration. Justice Dalvi is the author of two books: “Tangible Justice” and “Woman: Her Trials and Triumphs on gender perspectives in law and society.”

Jimmie Briggs
Jimmie Briggs

Co-Founder, Man Up Campaign
Principal, Skoll Foundation

Jimmie Briggs has more than two decades of experience as a journalist, author and activist. He was a co-founder and executive director emeritus of Man Up Campaign, a global initiative to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. This led to his selection as the winner of the 2010 GQ Magazine “Better Men Better World” search, and as one of the Women’s eNews ‘21 Leaders for the 21st Century’. As a journalist, he has written for scores of publications following Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Guardian, LIFE magazine and others. The recipient of honors for his work as a journalist and advocate, he’s been a National Magazine Award finalist, recipient of honors from the Open Society Institute, National Association of Black Journalists, the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism, the Congressional Black Caucus, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, among many others. His 2005 book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War took readers into the lives of war-affected children around the world in half a dozen countries. His next book project is an oral history of Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014. Jimmie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, in Philosophy, from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a Medal of Distinction from Barnard College.

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Tadia Rice

Vice-Chair of the Ethics Commission for the City and County of Honolulu

Tadia Rice is Vice-Chair of the Ethics Commission for the City and County of Honolulu. She is a multi-disciplinary business executive with more than 20 years of international experience in organizational dynamics, thought leadership, enterprise transformation, governance and ethics, cultural competence, indigenous resolution models, geo-political affairs, information security, social justice, gender issues, and expressive arts.  She is a broadcaster, media personality, keynote speaker and television, radio, and in theatre performer. Rice produced an Award-winning film, “BEYOND BARS: Prison Women Speak,” an observational film documentary. The film provides a new perspective for viewers, and is a testament to Rice’s dedicated work to uplift women. She is a recipient of many awards and honors and a published author.

Harish Sadani
Harish Sadani

Co-founder and executive director of Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) India

Harish Sadani is a leading gender rights activist who has pioneered efforts in India in 1993 as the co-founder and executive director of Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), where he works with young men and boys to prevent violence on women. Harish, who has done his Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has been engaging and mentoring thousands of adolescent boys and young men across India to address healthy relationships, masculinity and sexuality-related matters and redefine masculinity, using out-of-the-box methods like experimental theatre and travelling film festivals. Currently, he is also a Consultant and Trainer to Corporates, Universities and NGOs across India on anti-sexual harassment at workplace and other gender matters. Harish is a TEDx speaker and has been invited by national and international bodies like UN Women and UNFPA to share insights and build capacities of various stakeholders on addressing issues of gender-based violence against women. He has been a Fellow with Aspen’s International New Voices program.  In recognition of his pioneering and significant work, Harish has been awarded with the Ashoka Changemakers’ Award (US) 2010, Maharashtra Foundation Award 2011, the Muktaa Sanman Award 2014 by IBN Lokmat news-channel of the CNN Group and the Sandvik India Diversity Award 2017 by Sandvik Asia Pvt. Ltd.

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