Women’s Social and Economic Development
Too often, women’s potential is not recognized and their work undervalued. Yet, if provided with opportunities, resources and the ability to make informed choices, women are powerful agents of change, recovery and growth in their families, communities and countries. When women are economically and socially empowered, society as a whole benefits through increased investments in children’s schooling, nutrition and health. When their skills are fully employed, productivity rises. Greater gender equality is not only a prerequisite for sustainable development, but also a catalytic force for achieving economic progress. We believe that making the world a better place for women will make it a better world for all.