Faith and Gender Equality:
Empowering Girls & Women in a Post-Pandemic World

The global pandemic amplified gender inequalities. In this new world, BLIA built upon over thirty years of dedication to the education of girls and women (from our bhikkhunis to rural girls and children) to adapt how we work, learn, and interact with our clients and colleagues across 200+ chapters. We took our advocacy and programming online, including educational classes and volunteer activities, to foster community, continuance, and empowerment. The need to rethink we connect has brought about simple yet innovative solutions to foster equality and equity within and without- creating access about all, for all.  
This event was held as an official parallel event during this year’s 67th session of the NGO CSW NY (NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Humanistic Buddhism

Everyday actualization

BLIA is an international NGO of monastics and laypeople. We enact Humanistic Buddhism, which is committed to equality, respect for others, and social progress, to support our communities, make a difference, and encourage collective action that scale solutions to benefit our environment and future generations