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Introduction to Gender Equality Workshop

Event Details
Event Description

We have a crucial role to play in accelerating gender equality throughout the entire watch and jewellery global supply chain. Join us for this introduction to gender equality workshop to explore the barriers and solutions to gender equality within the jewellery industry.


  1. Introduction

  2. Gender Equality and the private sector

    • Recap of gender equality in the jewellery sector

      • Barriers for women at work

      • Women in supply chains (includes key data and specific challenges)

      • RJC commitments

    • The role of the private sector for gender equality

      • Recap of the business case for gender equality

      • Approaches for business to address gender equality (workplace, marketplace, community)

    • The impact of COVID-19 on gender equality

      • Overview of the gendered impacts of COVID-19, building off the last round table. Issues covered include unpaid care work, domestic violence, female-dominated sectors, women-led businesses

  3. Breakout discussion: The challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality

  4. Closing and next steps

With thanks to our partners:

RJC is launching a number of round tables on this topic to understand better how we can support the implementation of SDG 5 in the jewellery and watch industry.

If you are interested in more information, please contact:

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Further Information

Events Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
+44 207 321 0992