Futures of Women 2030 Thought Experiment Launched by The Futures Forum

The Futures Forum launches global thought experiment on the futures of women with a view to engaging at least 500 people.

Silver Spring, MD, March 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Futures Forum has launched a global thought experiment on "The Futures of Women 2030" in order to promote greater participation in review of scenarios about 21st century prospects for women; and improving the dialogue on the goals for women by the year 2030. Although there has been an increased realization and recognition of women’s rights and women’s empowerment since 2000, gaps in legal and policy frameworks, implementation and research remain. Likewise different women are experiencing different realities in societies and countries around the world.

With Gender Equality, cited as one of the fifteen complex global decision points by The Millennium Project, and the pending decision on goals for women in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals, the thought experiment on The Futures of Women, aims to gather input from a wide variety of women and men, across generations and cultures to see what scenarios may hold for women futures in the decade leading to 2030. A secondary aim is to gather collective wisdom that helps to create the paradigm shift that moves human society towards acceptance of women’s equal opportunity.

This thought experiment includes: a short survey on five scenarios (written in 1993) about the 21st Century women which provide backdrop; and an Ideascale crowdsourcing scenario writing exercise for identifying emerging scenarios for the year 2030. The overall objective is to hear what these scenarios represent today, and working with the wisdom of the crowd, surface emerging scenarios with your input. The goal is to develop a community of 500 participants for this experiment and ongoing work in this area. Participating in the survey portion is anonymous and the survey is expected to take 10-15 minutes of time. Participation in the IdeaScale Community is ongoing and iterative. A key goal of The Futures Forum is the promotion of diversity in the global dialogues about our common future.

About The Futures Forum

The Futures Forum is a think-do tank established to promote the inclusion of diverse voices in the science, engineering and technology communities in the dialogue and decision-making on grand engineering and other global challenges. TFF supports improved decision making by organization and institutions in the private and public sector at all levels, from local to global, through systems thinking, strategic foresight and sustainability engineering by organizing thought leadership events, education and training, and conducting research and development of innovation projects. The mission is to support our clients in synectic, sapient, and sage problem- solving and meet the challenge of emerging sustainable futures, through improved decision-making.
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Chris Daley