Leave No One Behind - A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment

This report is a call to action. To realize the Sustainable Development Agenda, there is a pressing need to step up actions to close gender gaps and ensure the full economic empowerment of women. After six months of fact finding, sharing best practices and consulting around the world, the Panel presents its findings about proven and promising actions to address gender gaps and accelerate progress. The High-Level Panel hopes that this report and its ongoing actions and commitments will serve as a call to action to men and women around the world to join together in a global campaign to achieve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

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  • Adam Gail
    Women from the Philippines that until the point that this date thousands are leaving our country and work as Household Service Workers. I would state we are the primary in the work markets concerning family offer help. Paper Dome A particular kind of work not in light of the fact that it occurs in the family yet furthermore because of its fundamental essentialness to the overall population. 
  • Tolulope Ola
    Very informative. Time to take evidenced-based actions
  • Olena Lazorenko

    According to the European regional “Women’s Economic Opportunity Index” survey conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit, Ukraine ranked 31rd (out of 34 countries) on Women’s Economic Empowerment . Therefore, high-motivated and entrepreneurial women are not too much involved in business activities in Ukraine. This fact does not only reports women discrimination, but also proves the lack of efficient strategy to use the economic potential. The “SME Policy Index, Eastern Partner Countries” Study (OECD, 2012), reports that women’s entrepreneurship in Ukraine requires better policy, follow-up actions and more advocacies.

    NGO “League of Professional Women” (LPW, Ukraine) www.lpw.org.ua  proposes advocacy activities to promote women’s economic empowerment in Ukraine and already elaborated recommendations presented during Ukrainian Parliament Hearing on Gender Issues (dated by 16 October 2013).  LPW activities correspondent for following sustainable development goals (SDGs): 4 SDG: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; 5 SDG: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and 8 SDG: Promote sustained, inclusive 

    sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. In 2016 Dr.Olena Lazorenko, LPW president & Senior Researcher at National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 

    took part in the National Consultation on localization of SDGs #4, #5 and  #8 in Ukraine organized by the United Nations in Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine http://lpw.org.ua/en/news/?pid=667

    In 2014, still acting as advocacy for change, LPW Initiative Group on Supporting Women Entrepreneurship (IG SWE) case  included in analysis of Ukraine`s context concern "Women and economy"  produced by the Ministry of the Social Policy of Ukraine (UKRAINE NATIONAL REVIEW Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action,2014- p.35). This case LPW President presented to UNECE in Geneva in November 2014.

  • Lissa Jataas
    Women from the Philippines that until this date thousands are leaving our country and work as Household Service Workers.I would say we are the number one in the labor markets when it comes to household help.A particular kind of work not just because it takes place in the household but also because of its fundamental importance to the society.Without provision for child care,care of the elderly and special needs,cooking and cleaning,society simply couldn't function.Domestic Work in private household isn't recognised as proper work.Some countries that recognising it is dealt with discriminatory employment regimes.Personalised nature of employment relationship  in private household and the unequal power relations between employer and worker,means  that employment relationship  become blurred, mainly to the advantage of the employer.Vulnerable to any forms of harassment,trafficking and discrimination.Recognising as domestic work is a proper work,access to full rights within all employment legislation,legally enforceable contracts setting out minimum terms,conditions and responsibilities for domestic workers in the private household,ratifying of the UN migrants rights convention.
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