Our strategy for gender and economic development is economic empowerment of women and girls. Under this thematic area, we focus on enhancing capacity to increase women’s real power over economic decisions that influence their lives and priorities in society. Women’s economic empowerment is seen today as the single most important factor contributing to equality between women and men. Economic stability increases an individual’s options and choices in life. It has been proven that economic empowerment puts women in a stronger position. And gives women the power to: participate together with men in shaping of society, to influence development at all levels of society, and to make decisions and promote their wellbeing and that of their families.
Women’s economic empowerment can be achieved through equal access to and control over critical economic resources and opportunities, and eliminating structural gender inequalities to make markets work for women and empower women to compete in trade. Women can achieve economic empowerment if the resources are available and women have the skills to utilize them; if women have access to economic opportunities and control over the economic benefits of those opportunities and if women can use those benefits to make strategic choices leading to positive changes in their lives.
Women’s empowerment is key in the advancement of any society that’s why it was emphasized of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development leading to a standalone goal (5) dedicated solely to Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Besides that many targets across the 17 goals specifically recognize women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective, and as part of the solution to achieving economic development.
Under the Gender and Economic Development thematic area, EASSI focuses on enhancing capacity to increase women’s real power over economic decisions that influence their lives and priorities in society.
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|International Day of Women and Girls in Science
From: 11-Feb-2018 to: 11-Feb-2018
|International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
From: 06-Feb-2018 to: 06-Feb-2018
|International Women's Day
From: 08-Mar-2018 to: 08-Mar-2018
|Human Rights Day
From: 10-Dec-2018 to: 10-Dec-2018
|16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
From: 25-Dec-2018 to: 10-Dec-2018