Accelerating Women’s Economic Empowerment

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  • A recent panel of finance ministers and Chief Executive Officers called for tangible and country-level action for women’s economic empowerment
  • Equal access to financial services, helping women build assets and professionalizing the care-giving sector can help accelerate progress in women’s economic empowerment
  • The flagship event helped share recommendations from the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (HLP) report with delegations attending the 2017 WBG – IMF Spring Meetings

eC2:Strengthening Sub-national Government Capacity to Promote Economic Empowerment and Prevent Violence Against Women

Deadline: 26-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The project to which this consultancy is linked to aims to strengthen the capacity of sub-national governments in Piaui, Brazil, particularly the State Coordination for Women Policies (CEPM) and the newly created municipal Organizations of Policies for Women (OPMs), to design, implement and evaluate policies aimed at (i) increasing women empowerment and agency and (ii) preventing violence against women. In order to achieve those objectives, the project is divided into three main components: (i) Development of a toolkit of evidence-based policies to prevent violence against women; (ii) Capacity building activities; and (iii) Dissemination.

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How countries and communities are taking on gender-based violence

The stat is appalling: 1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner sustainable_communities_v2-200-low.jpgviolence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

Although it may take the form of domestic violence, gender-based violence is not merely a personal or family matter. Associated with certain societies’ social norms and many other risk factors, such violence leads to severe social and economic consequences that can contribute to ongoing poverty in developing and developed countries alike.

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