9./10. November 2015International Conference "Economic Empowerment of Women – Unlock the Potential"

Teilnehmerinnen der Konferenz "Economic Empowerment of Women – Unlock the Potential"

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The focus of this conference which took place on 9 and 10 November in Berlin was on how the economic empowerment of women can reduce poverty and inequality and contribute to sustainable economic growth. Building on the decisions taken by the G7 regarding the economic empowerment of women in Elmau, the conference discussed ideas and approaches on how the economic empowerment of women can best be promoted and achieved worldwide.

The integrated focus on "Rights, Skills, Finance and Business" highlighted the need for cooperation between governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve economic empowerment of women and a reduction in gender inequality. The event was organised jointly by the BMZ and Women's World Banking.