The NGO Committee on the Family New York and LDS Charities invites you to attend
A Parallel Event of the 63 rd Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, March 12th • 10:30AM–12PM

Yerevan Hall, Armenian Convention Center • 630 Second Avenue

Please join us for presentations by

Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, and author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue:

How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes



Department of Psychology, Yale School of Medicine, and author of Fatherneed: Why Father Care is

as Essential as Mother Care to Your Child.

Concept Note

The family is the “natural and fundamental” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art. 16(3)) building block of society. As such, stable families are essential for stable communities, stable nations, and a stable world. This session will investigate how the family is the first and most important social protection system, and can be the primary source of empowerment to women and girls. Expert speakers will describe how the family unit provides
access to public services and contributes to the long-term success of girls, including in education, employment, community involvement, societal activism, and other important public services and forms of social protection.

Professor Christia Spears Brown will address ways that parenting impacts the way children perceive their abilities, particularly girls’ beliefs about their educational ability, including in relation to STEM fields. She will also discuss how parents can promote and model gender equality for boys. Professor Kyle Pruett will speak on the unique contributions mothers and fathers make to healthy child development. In particular he will talk about the ways that engaged fathers improve child outcomes, including through reducing gender stereotyping and promoting peaceful problem solving in the home.