Achieving women’s economic empowerment: what will it take?

Monday, 16 May 2016

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently convened women leaders to inspire action on closing the gender gap. Join four of them to have your say on how to deliver results. Investing in women’s economic empowerment is crucial for gender equality and women’s rights, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Yet, significant gender inequalities in economic participation and the distribution of economic resources persist globally. Women also remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation. Gender discrimination means women …