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IORA: Women’s Economic Empowerment: Progress and Challenges

IORA: Women’s Economic Empowerment: Progress and Challenges

21 Jun 2021

The report on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim: Progress and Challenges” launched on 15th - 16th June 2021 analyses some key indicators of women’s economic empowerment in labour markets and in women’s political participation and economic leadership through three dimensions: resources, agency, and achievements.

The report explores key gender issues and gaps in the region, in areas such as women’s labour force participation; informal work; occupational segregation; entrepreneurship; unpaid care work; migration; equality under the law; and access to education, finance, skills development, land and productive resources, among other influential resources.

This report was launched by IORA Acting Secretary-General, Dr Gatot Hari Gunawan, and Australia’s Senior Official to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Dr Christian Hirst, during IORA’s Eleventh Bi-Annual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO).

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) supported women’s economic empowerment through the launch of an UN report on progress and challenges on women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim, prepared with contributions from IORA Member States and support from the Australian Government.

For the UN Women-IORA Report, click here.

For more information on IORA-UN Women project webpage, click here.