[ASK-Y] Session 2: Why Are We Not Equal
The New Disruptors: Gender and Equality
October 25, 2021 — Following our introductory session, "Re-thinking Sustainability and Youth in the COVID Era," Asia Society Korea held our second session of the Asia Society Korea Youth (ASK-Y) panel discussion on gender and equality.
The biweekly discussion titled, "Why Are We Not Equal? New Disruptors: Gender and Equality," probed the dual challenges of enhancing equality and countering discrimination across the socio-economic and gender domains. The discussion contributed to the broader public discourse on the inequalities-sustainability nexus by examining the consequences of unrectified disparities and discrimination in our everyday livelihood.
The ASK-Y panel discussion was hosted by Asia Society Korea Executive Director Yvonne Kim, inviting H.E. Maria Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega, Philippine Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Eric Teo Boon Hee, Singaporean Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and Symone Gosby, Coordinator of Generation Equality Engagement at the United Nations Foundation. The guest speakers were joined by our finest and brightest ASK-Y cohorts, selected to the program from eight countries around the central theme of sustainability and youth — expected to mark the start of a strong tradition of public diplomacy and transnational youth networks (TYNs).