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The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment is inviting people everywhere to take the short #‎empowerwomen24_7‬ survey to have a say on what needs to be done to make sure that the economic empowerment of women happens.

The economic empowerment of women is a game-changer because when women have access to decent work, it benefits their families, communities and economies. Economic equality means closing the gender pay gap, increasing job opportunities, getting access to loans, and breaking down the barriers that hold women back, from discriminatory laws to an unfair share of home and family care.

Take the survey at http://empowerwomen.myworld2030.org.

This year sees the start of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: 17 targets to build a better world for everyone by 2030. Goal 5 is Gender Equality, which recognises that women’s empowerment – particularly economic empowerment – is critical in ending extreme poverty. The High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment is gathering evidence and ideas now to publish a report in March 2017.

 

What is the High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment?

Investing in women’s economic empowerment is intrinsic to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth.

Yet despite the important progress that has been made in these areas, large gender gaps in economic opportunities and outcomes still remain across all countries and regions. Therefore in the context of the 2030 Agenda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the first-ever High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel, comprised of influential leaders from various fields of government, business, academia, and civil society, will make action-oriented recommendations on how to improve economic outcomes for women in the context of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, promoting women’s leadership in driving economic growth, and galvanizing political will power.

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Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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