• 2021

    upcoming events...

    CEDAW Briefing

    17 February

    Virtual Geneva

    Women at the Table have been asked to brief the CEDAW Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women experts on on artificial intelligence and algorithms and women’s rights and gender equality.

    The briefing follows on from our brief to the European Commission Gender Equality Unit in the spring. We hope to make a clear case to CEDAW about the outsized impact biased artificial intelligence is having and will continue exponentially on the lives of women and girls in every corner of the world.

    International Women's Day / International Women's Week / International Women's Month


    Virtual Globe



    Women at the Table, the <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, & the f<a+i>r feminist AI research network will be doing a series of International Women's Day events to celebrate Feminist AI and Technology & Innovation in March

    AI & SDGS: Gender & Technology

    5 March

    12-1 CET

    The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Graduate Institute Geneva + London-based think tank Global Policy Insight and AI Policy Lab series on AI & SDGs


    Panel with:

    Ivana Bartoletti, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network; Visiting Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

    Lowri Angharad Rees, UN Women

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women at the Table / <A+> Alliance


    Jérôme Duberry, Research Associate & Lecturer, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy


    CGIAR: International Women's Day Keynote

    8 March

    Virtual 12:30-13:30CET

    CGIAR is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network, with 15 Research Centers operating in 108 countries, working with 3,000+ partners, currently transitioning to One CGIAR.


    We're super excited to address the CGIAR family to focus on Women in Leadership on IWD, a particularly critical issue for women in research and science, and in food systems response.

    Gender Equality, Women's Leadership, Democracy & Algorithmic bias

    12 March

    Virtual 12:00 CST; 18:00CET

    with Youth Leaders and Youth Professionals (YLYP) of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW)



    • Raesetje Sefala, AI Researcher at Mila (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute) and a computer science Master's student at Wits University, Johannesburg. Her research focuses on creating ground truth datasets and using machine learning to study spatial segregation in South Africa, post-Apartheid.
    • Sofia Kypraiou, Data Science Master's student at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. She is working on her master’s thesis exploring and enhancing a practical toolbox for AI and Human rights.
    • Joana Varon is affiliated to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Executive Directress and Creative Chaos Catalyst at Coding Rights (Brazil), and Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.


    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder, Women at the Table, co-founder <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms

    Feminist AI:

    A Regional Snapshot

    14 March 1400-1530 CET

    VirtualMozFest, Amsterdam

    Networking Event at Trustworthy AI Hackathon @MozFest


    Networking event within the hackathon supported by

    Building Trustworthy AI working group,

    hosted by AI IRL Space

    to help the Feminist AI Regional networks supported by <A+> Alliance & f<a+i>r share global perspectives & foster greater network/coalition building.


    Renata Avila, co-founder <A+> Alliance

    Paola Ricaurte, Tecnologico Monterrey

    Jaime Gutiérrez, Tecnologico Costa Rica

    Raya Sharbain, Jordan Open Source Association

    Sorja Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women at the Table / <A+> Alliance


    Open to all Mozfest participants.

    CSW: G-App Side Event

    18 March


    0930-1100EST /1530-1700CET

    The G-app: Gender Gap Application measures on which topics women are speaking, for how long, in which capacity and with what authority.

    International Organisations provide the space and infrastructure for deciding the direction of the international community. Ensuring that a plurality of voices are heard is key for these decisions to have legitimacy. But how is this plurality measured? Do we understand the duration of time or the subjects on which women speak in international fora? Do we understand in which capacity women speak: as decision makers, as experts, or experientially? It's not sufficient for women merely to be present, or even to speak in the conference chamber, they must also have influence in outcomes.

    CSW: Green New Deal Side Event

    24 March


    1030-1200EST / 1630-1800CET

    Women's political participation in climate justice movements and the intersection with technology.

    • Zainab Yunusa, Gender + Youth activist from UNFCCC's Youngo focused on COP-26
    • Fotini Bakadimi, Green Member of Hellenic Parliament
    •  Mozilla's Environment Director newly incorporating climate + internet
    •  Women at the Table  moderator.

    <AI & Equality> Human Rights Toolbox

    26 March

    VirtualEPFL, Lausanne


    Why and where can algorithms produce inequality outcomes? Why and where can algorithms be gender biased? How can a human rights-based approach be applied to computer algorithms that engage, reason about, and make decisions on people?


    A workshop to further integrate concepts of intersectionality and bring work to the next step to draw clear lines from human rights principles to code, with a unique blend of human rights law and data science.


    A collaboration between Women at the Table, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, & EPFL.

    A first in a series of workshops.


    Generation Equality

    29-31 March

    VirtualMexico City

    The Generation Equality Forum is scheduled to kick off in Mexico City as an intergenerational and intersectional global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with civil society.


    This event has three specific objectives:

    • Preparation of Action Coalitions including Technology & Innovation of which <A+> Alliance / Women at the Table are leaders

    • Development of a multilateral feminist strategy to propose and promote accelerated changes towards gender equality in the coming years.

    • Formation of a multilateral alliance of countries to promote the gender equality agenda.

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