Fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern

Fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern
Fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern

Thank you for reading the news about Fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern and now with the details

Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - Inclusive and equitable economic growth can only be possible with women's economic empowerment, said Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, chairperson of the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment and wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Speaking ahead of the upcoming Women's Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2019) in Sharjah, she noted that ensuring women's full participation in the economy is vital to boosting economic growth and achieving the wider sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined in the UN 2030 Agenda. She also strongly called upon organisations and individuals to actively engage in the second edition of WEEGS, to be held on December 10-11, as it is a platform that unites diverse voices and stakeholders championing the cause of gender equity and women's economic empowerment.

"Women's realities are constantly changing," she said, adding that "integrating women in the economic domain and investing in their development will create a ripple effect that will benefit not just individual women but families, communities and nations around the world."

"Women are resourceful economic agents and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women is not merely a national or moral duty; it is a fundamental human right enshrined in the values of the United Nations. The fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern. A key challenge to women's economic empowerment is biased provisions often embedded in legal frameworks and policies. By advancing the public debate on gender equity, events like WEEGS can help create an enabling environment and catalyse governments, communities and legal institutions into action to frame egalitarian provisions to ensure women's participation in the real economy," she noted.

However, to bridge gender gaps in legislation and on the ground, the onus is on communities to consciously attempt to let go of discriminatory attitudes and mindsets, and to usher in a society that guarantees the social and economic empowerment of women, she added. Integrated and multidimensional approaches in women's advancement are vital to providing solutions to some of the unique challenges constraining women's empowerment globally.

"Social and economic empowerment aspects should be demarcated for women not only keeping in mind that they are - and must be - part of the labour market, but also valuable members of community with rights and duties on par with men," Sheikha Jawaher pointed out. "Increasing sustainable livelihoods of women is also a tool to advance social development, as it leads to reduction in poverty, better health conditions, higher education rates, and builds more inclusive societies by promoting social harmony."

- [email protected]

These were the details of the news Fight for gender equity is a shared, global concern for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Khaleej Times and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV AirAsia shares fall after auditor flags ‘going concern’ doubts
NEXT $8bn blow to Erdogan as investors flee Turkey