Women's Economic Empowerment
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To commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with Allegra Baiocchi, UN Resident Coordinator for Costa Rica and Sam Vaghar, Social Entrepreneur for Millenium Campus Network and Advisor to UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo for a discussion on practical and innovative solutions in investing in women’s economic empowerment and developing innovative investment mechanisms to advance gender equality. Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. However, women remain disproportionately affected by poverty, violence and discrimination as well as socio-economic and climate-related shocks and disasters, more particularly the COVID-19 pandemic.

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