The online discussion ran for four weeks from 7 July to 1 August, 2008. Each of the first three weeks of the discussion was devoted to a specific theme, while the last week was provided for the opportunity to wrap up and to raise additional issues if necessary. In addition to discussing achievements and remaining gaps and challenges in all areas, examples of concrete experiences, lessons learned and good practices, including policy interventions that have emerged in an effort to promote a better sharing of responsibilities between women and men, was highlighted during all weeks.
Week 1: 7-11 July 2008: Gender stereotypes and equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men in the private sphere
Week 2: 14-18 July 2008: The effects of unequal sharing of responsibilities on women's full participation in the public sphere
Week 3: 21-25 July 2008: HIV/AIDS and equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men
Week 4: 28 July- 1 August 2008: Other issues, wrap up and recommendations for future action