Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Vienna
Side Event at the 30th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Side Event Flyer

It is widely recognized that men and women are affected by organized crime in different ways and that their reactions to and engagement in organized crime are also different. This event will hear expert perspectives on the role of women in organized criminal groups, and how we can better shape our policy responses through better understanding. 

The event will feature the presentation of a new GI-TOC report showcasing how taking gender perspectives more seriously can enhance the effectiveness of support provided to community organizations, as they build resilience to organized crime. Failing to take into account gender considerations can expose women to greater risks and vulnerabilities, and perpetuate or exacerbate inequalities.

Opening remarks from the Chair: H.E Ambassador Luis Javier Campuzano Piña, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN 

Cecilia Farfán-Méndez, Co-founder of the Mexico Violence Resource Project (A partnership of GI-TOC and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy) 

Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo, Senior Analyst, GI-TOC 

UNODC speaker 


Closing remarks from Jessica Jahn, Associate, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform 

Photo by Justice Amoh on Unsplash.

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