Women’s empowerment

A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.

Empowering women has been recognised as key to the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Women suffer from lack of access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. In many situations, they are denied access to basic education and health care and are victims of violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes. Addressing barriers to gender equality is not just the right thing to do; it is also vital for our future growth. By promoting the formal and active participation of women in the economy, we aim to transform lives, families, communities and economies. In turn, we have the opportunity to grow our markets, brands and business.

Read more:

http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/employment-and-growth/how-advancing-womens-equality-can-add-12-trillion-to-global-growth

https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/

https://www.cfr.org/article/empowering-women-developing-economies

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