Psychology Day at the United Nations

The Time Is Now: Psychological Contributions to Global Gender Equ{al}ity

This program will focus on ways in which psychologists may contribute to promoting the goal to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
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The 12th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations was held on April 25, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the APA Office of International Affairs and The Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations and The Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations

This year’s theme was The Time Is Now: Psychological Contributions to Global Gender Equ{al}ity: Per the program, "In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This program focused on ways in which psychologists may contribute to promoting SDG #5: ‘achieve gender equality and all women and girls.’” Experts in the field of psychology addressed the challenges in achieving global gender equity and highlighted strategies and programs that encourage, support and create conditions to accelerate progress towards making gender equality a reality globally.

Chairs/planning committee: Nélida Quintero, PhD, Janet A Sigal, PhD and Leslie Popoff, PhD

Speakers included: Oliva M. Espín, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University; Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice and a clinical professor at the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;  Shelly Grabe, PhD, Professor in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Virginia E. Schein, PhD, Professor Emerita of Management and Psychology, Gettysburg College.

The full event and printed program is available online at UN Web TV.

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