The United Nation’s first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment wants to hear from you!

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment has teamed up with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Campaign to roll out a global “MY WORLD” SURVEY. This survey aims to find out, from people around the world, what are the best ways to support women to get better jobs, earn more money and start or run a business.

THE SURVEY RESULTS will be shared with the High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment who will release a report in September 2016 containing key recommendations on how to accelerate women’s economic empowerment. The results will inform world leaders of what people think are the barriers to progress, what could help accelerate change, and HOW to address these challenges. Please help us to spread the word and share the campaign’s messages (available in English, French and Spanish) through your networks. The first phase of the campaign will run until mid-July and the second phase until September 2016.

The survey is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese at: http://bit.ly/1Uie7Kw

Become an outreach partner for the survey by signing up: http://bit.ly/28Ma5h5

Background

17 #GLOBAL GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit —officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

GOAL 5: ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, including equal access to primary education between girls and boys, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

Goal 5 Targets include:

  • Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
  • Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

 

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Hi Echo,

 

Thanks for your note. I'm not actually affiliated with this organization. I was just posting the information for anyone who was interested! I do believe this opportunity has passed, but I'm sure you can learn more about this and future opportunities by visiting the UN Women website at www.unwomen.org.

I hope this helps!

Best wishes!

Sarah