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Title: Earthsoft Foundation of Guidance presents women empowering program


1
Women Empowerment
2
Index
  • Abilities
  • Role
  • Definition
  • Problems
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Need, Why?
  • Solution
  • Principles
  • Opportunities
  • Barriers
  • Initiatives
  • Results
  • Conclusion

3
Abilities of Women
4
Powerful women
Was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state
of Jhansi Leading figure of the Indian Rebellion
of 1857 and a symbol of resistance to the British
rule. She was very brave died fighting against
British She is a symbol of bravery and love for
country.
Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi  (19 Nov 183517 Jun
1858)
5
Humanity
She is a major religious figure. She founded
Missionaries of Charity. It consists of over
4,500 sisters is active in 133 countries. Was
recipient of numerous honours including Nobel
Peace Prize in 79.?" She answered "Go home love
your family to promote world peace. She ventured
out into slums to the needs of starving.
Mother Teresa 26 Aug'105 Sep'97
6
Women in public
She is 12th first woman President of India
(07-12). She had held various Cabinet portfolios
during her period in the Maharashtra Assembly,
Rajya Sabha Lok Sabha. She also had been the
president of MH Congress Committee. She had also
served as 24th Governor of Rajasthan
Pratibha Devisingh Patil (19 Dec 1934)
7
Politics
She is President of Indian National Congress, a
major political party of India,also Chairperson
of ruling UPA in Lok Sabha since 2004. In Sep10,
she re-elected for fourth time became the
longest serving president of Congress party. Also
served as Leader of Opposition of the 13th Lok
Sabha in 1999.
Sonia Gandhi 9 Dec 1946
8
Politics
  • Was an Indian politician who served as Prime
    Minister of India for three consecutive terms
    (6677) a fourth term (8084)
  • Nationalisation of Banks
  • Won war against Pakisthan
  • Authorization of developing nuclear weapons
  • Green revolution

Indira Gandhi 19 Nov17 31 Oct 84
9
Powerful women
She is a opposition politician chairperson of
NLD Party in Burma. In 1990 general election, NLD
won 59 of the national votes 392 seats of 485
in Parliament. She had, however, already been
detained under house arrest before the elections.
She remained under house arrest for 15 of the 21
years
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma 19 June 1945
10
Corporate
Joined PepsiCo in 1994 was named president
CFO in 2001. Since then company grew multifold.
She was named on WSJ's 50 women list in 07
08 Time's 100 Most Influential People Forbes 3
powerful woman in 08 Fortune ranked 1 most
powerful woman in business 2009 10 While CEO of
PepsiCo in 2011, she earned a compensation of 17
million and deferred compensation of 3 million
Indra Nooyi 28 October 1955
11
Courage
Was an astronaut, a mission specialist on the
space shuttle Columbia. She completed BE in
Aeronautical Engg at Punjab Engg College at
Chandigarh in 82, M.S. in aerospace engg from Uni
of Texas in 84, second M.S. in 86 Ph.D. in 88
from Uni of Colorado at Boulder. She began
working at the NASA became a US citizen
Kalpana Chawla 1 Jul 1961 1 Feb 03
12
Military
Served as an Ambassador for Denmark to UN
(01-07) to Czech Republic. Later appointed by
UN as Special Representative for Liberia in
Oct07.She has a master's in economics from
Copenhagen Uni. UN Mission in Liberia is a peace
keeping force established in Sep'03 to monitor a
ceasefire agreement.
Ellen Margrethe Løj (17 Oct48 in Denmark)
13
Police Force
She is a social activist. She became first woman
officer in IPS, held post of DG voluntarily
retired from IPS in Dec07. Has founded two NGOs
in India Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation
India Vision Fond. for prison reformation, drug
abuse prevention child welfare in 94.Awarded
Ramon Magsaysay award in 94. Was National
Junior-66, Asian Champion-72, National-74,InterSta
te-78 tennis player.
Kiran Bedi  9 June 1949
14
Sports
She is an Indian tennis player, known for her
powerful forehand ground strokes. She is the
first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA
rankings in singles top 10 in doubles. She has
defeated many top players, namely Svetlana,
Marion Bartoli Former World No. 1's Martina
Hingis Safina. Was awarded Arjuna award in '04
Padma Shri in 06. ET named her 33 rd in top 50
women list Time ranked in top 50 heros in Asia.
Sania Mirza 15 Nov 1986
15
Sports
She is a former World No. 1 German tennis
player,won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, 2nd
among all players. In 1988, she became the first
only tennis player to achieve Calendar Year
Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam
singles titles Olympic gold medal in the same
calendar year.Graf was ranked World No. 1 by WTA.
She won 107 singles titles, which ranks her third
on the WTA's all-time list.Graf retired in 1999
while she was ranked World No.3
Steffi Graf 14 Jun 69, West Germany
16
Literature
She is an Indian novelist studied architecture at
the Architecture School Delhi. She won the Booker
Prize in '97 for her novel, The God of Small
Things, has also written two screenplays
several collections of essays on various social,
environmental political issues. Played a
village girl in award-winning movie Massey Sahib.
Arundhati Roy 24 Nov 1961
17
Creativity
She is an Indian film director producer based
in New York. She was educated at Delhi Harvard
Uni in sociology. Her debut feature film, Salaam
Bombay! In 88, won the Golden Camera award at
the Cannes Film Festival. She has won a number of
awards like a National Film Award, the India
Abroad Person of Year-06 07. In 2012 she was
awarded India's third highest civilian award the
Padma Bhushan.
Mira Nair 15 Oct 57
18
Creativity
A British film director of Indian origin,
graduated from the Uni of East Anglia, attended
London College of Printing in 84/85 and
post-graduated in diploma in radio journalism,
worked as a BBC Radio reporter then began working
in television film production in 1993. Most of
her films explore the lives of Indians living in
the United Kingdom best known for the hit films
Bhaji on the Beach'93, Bend It Like Beckham'02,
Bride Prejudice
Gurinder Chadha 10 January 1960
19
Public Life
20
Beautiful creation
Aishwarya Roy Miss World pageant in 1994
Sushmita Sen Miss Universe in 1994
Priyanka Chopra Miss World title in 2000
21
Quotes
  • The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. .she
    shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is
    all about. That is the essence of a woman
  • - Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994
  • It is said that educate a man and you educate an
    individual educate a woman and you educate a
    family

22
Role of womenWhy women are different?
23
Roles
  • Faces of an Indian woman
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Sister
  • Bread earner
  • Compassionate member of the society

24
Definition
25
Women Abuse
  • Women abuse is defined as any act of
    gender-based violence that results in, or is
    likely to result in, physical, sexual or
    psychological harm or suffering to a woman,
    including threats of such acts, coercion or
    arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether
    occurring in public or private life - Cited by
    Gomez, 1996

26
Empowerment
Women empowerment refers to increasing the
spiritual, political, social or economic strength
of women. It often involves the empowered
developing confidence in their own capacities
27
Problem
28
Problems faced
  • Social
  • Female feticide
  • Dowry, No involvement
  • Big family
  • Parda system-Burqa,Ghoonghat
  • Cultural - Early marriage
  • Environmental
  • Educational
  • Occupational routine - Transportation
  • Health - Ignored health
  • Lack of unity woman v/s woman

29
Educational problems
  • Girls not allowed even to seek basic education

30
Social
  • Big family
  • Dowry
  • Parda system-Burqa, Naqab, Ghoonghat

31
Lack of unity
Women Vs Women
32
Health
Ignored unattended health treatments
33
Poverty
34
Gender prejudice
Suppressing the Women
35
Low confidence
Mental hammering resulting low confidence
36
Traditional barriers
Can we overcome this?
37
Women Abuse
38
Forms
  • Domestic Violence
  • Marital Relationship
  • Dowry Harassment
  • Bride Burning
  • Sexual Harassment
  • At Work
  • At Home
  • On road
  • Sale of Wife
  • Teasing

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Female Foeticide
43
Height of cruelty, killing baby before birth!
44
Female foeticide
  • Most of families prefer male children
  • The united Nation says an estimated 2,000 unborn
    girls are aborted every day in India.
  • It is ironic to see that maximum sex-selective
    abortions are performed by lady doctors

45
Increase in Violence
  • More violent forms, such as
  • Femicide, acid attacks, ritual rapes and murders,
  • Gang rapes and forced early marriages
  • Military sexual slavery, rape as a weapon of war,
    trafficking in women girls
  • Ill-treatment of widows

46
Domestic violence
47
Problems faced
48
Problems faced
49
Problems faced
50
Problems faced
51
Problems faced
52
Problems faced
53
Mental violence
  • Not involved in economical, social decision
    making
  • No option to choose bride groom

54
Root causes
  • Lack of following while dealing with women
  • Cultural behavior
  • Trust Transparency
  • Respect
  • Belief in abilities, skill knowledge
  • Positive attitude
  • Caring
  • Effective communication
  • Gratitude
  • Understanding
  • Sharing Giving

55
Reasons Solutions
  • Poverty or insufficient earning
  • Unsatisfactorily sex or adultery like bad habits
  • Intellectual but opposite views
  • Cultural, social economical non-compatibility
  • Difference in life style, bad habits like
    drinking
  • Contradictory unwanted behavior
  • Short term solution
  • Counseling agreements
  • Effective Communication
  • Social pressure
  • To stand on own

56
Social
  • Social and cultural barriers
  • Restrictions on womens mobility/ travel
  • Limited access to information and resources
  • Parental/ Family mindset that womens rightful
    place is at home in kitchen
  • Only responsible for child upbringing
  • Women are ignored
  • Over-protective
  • Early marriage
  • Limited access to religious activities
  • Weightage of womens view, opinion
    decision-making in the family?
  • Image projected in TV serial

57
Educational
  • Restricted education to girls
  • Limited access to education and information
  • Lesser percentage women seeking higher education
  • Preference of marriage over higher education

58
Economical
  • Lesser economic independence
  • No share in parental property
  • Culture tradition role men continues to be
    in-charge of money earning where as women heads
    kitchen activities child upbringing

59
Political
  • Male domination in power politics
  • Lack of interest acceptance toward political
    participation representation
  • Women are hindered to participate as voters,
    Prohibiting women from casting their votes

60
Political
  • Lesser public influential voice
  • Unequal citizenship and legal entitlements
  • Too lesser percentage of females
  • In decision-making / senior positions like
    Governor, President, CEOs, etc
  • In legislative or managerial staff
  • Lack of
  • Political training education
  • Political skills know-how
  • Education awareness of political rights
  • Registration of voters

61
Government
  • Inexistence or very few concrete programs
  • The absence of synergy between the various
    programs initiated by the government
  • Gap between policies and practices
  • Non-effective implementation of social laws

62
Corporate
  • Womens access to equal opportunity, pay,
    position rights at work
  • Avoiding employment due to cultural issues like
    in tourism, travel, etc

63
Health related
  • Ignored health treatment
  • Expected to deliver responsibilities even if not
    well at home as well as at work

64
Functional
  • Lack of
  • Confidence and trust among women
  • Experience in decision-making roles
  • Skills for higher level jobs/assignments
  • Financial resources and social capital
  • High level of literacy among women

65
Why Need?
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Need?
  • To address
  • Educational problems
  • Society / Cultural problems
  • Gender prejudice
  • Low confidence
  • Lack of unity
  • Problem related with health
  • Poverty and Ignorance
  • Traditional barriers

67
Driving factors
  • Peace
  • Improved social character building
  • Community-driven development aid
  • Strong economy
  • Good local governance


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Strategies
  • Providing education
  • Modernization of society
  • Giving equal rights
  • Part of economic decision making
  • Political empowerment
  • Self perception
  • Work participation
  • Traditional role expectations

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Measures to Improve
  • Education
  • Political Participation
  • Decision-Making
  • Self Help Groups
  • Violence Control Measures
  • Ownership of Land
  • State Initiatives
  • Central initiatives

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Approach
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Solution
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Women empowerment
  • Empowerment is a multi-faceted ,
    multi-dimensional and multi-layered concept.
  • Womens empowerment is a process in which women
    gain greater or equal share of control over
    resources in the home, community, society and
    nation to gain power.

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Definition
  • Empowerment means moving from a position of
    enforced powerlessness to one of power

75
Meaning of empowerment
  • According to Cambridge English Dictionary
    empowerment means to authorize

76
Overcoming Challenges
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Solution- Index
  • Bridging the gaps to address inequalities between
    men and women through effective
  • Economic participation equal opportunities
  • Political empowerment participation
  • Education attainment
  • Equal work opportunities
  • Health and well-being
  • Participation in decision making
  • Help Groups NGO, Violence Control Measures
  • Government Initiatives

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Action Areas
  • Women accepting various services
  • Training of women as highly skilled workers- top
    end skills
  • Research/Technology for women
  • Women in the work force
  • Asset ownership by women
  • Women as Entrepreneurs

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Solution-Social
  • To respect empower women
  • To offer equal rights treat equal
  • To seek participation in decision making
  • To encourage allow to do more than expected
    traditional roles
  • To build capabilities Intelligent Physical
  • To prevent abusive programs
  • To create awareness, start as many affordable
    crisis counselling or social support services
  • To implement positive symbolic measures spread
    achievements using media

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Solution-Social
  • Promote equality through community initiatives
    and advocacy.
  • Measure and publicly report on progress to
    achieve gender equality
  • Strong networking

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Solution-Social
  • To obtaining data on violence against women
  • To use these to show
  • Social impact
  • Emotional and psychological impact
  • It is important that the extent, nature and root
    causes of such violence are well-documented.
  • To analyse take actions (legal charitable)
  • To communicate report appropriate coverage in
    media legislation so as to reduce the
    occurrence of violence its effects
  • To offer comprehensive social assistance

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Solution-Education
  • To implement aggressively illiteracy eradication
    programs
  • To make women education compulsory
  • To offer equal educational rights
  • To encourage highest possible education
  • To allow access to information knowledge
  • To offer free education till graduation
  • To offer interest free loan for higher education
  • To promote education, training and professional
    development for women

83
Solution-Education
  • To be aware of critical role in educating
    children, a responsibility to transform society
  • Women are chief educators. Need to
  • Promote the role of mothers in socializing and
    upbringing children
  • Learn as much so as to address tone of curiosity
    critical thinking for their children
  • To conduct educational skill enhancement
    courses free of cost
  • Being a source women to educate gain more
    knowledge

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Solution-Economical
  • To be a partner of economic decision making
  • To have a joint bank account
  • To have equal rights in parental assets
  • To increase financial support for NGO related to
    women issue
  • To have a joint account in bank, trust and do not
    ask for expenses details

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Solution-Political
  • To empower in politics
  • To enhance capacities capabilities in politics
    e.g. training on political education
  • To encourage local political leadership for
    enhancing womens political participation
  • To Invest in womens collective action and
    political engagement
  • Design training self-help initiatives to
    womens needs economic opportunities
  • Take steps to enhance womens local political
    inclusion through strategies

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Solution-Government
  • To design, plan implement and monitor women
    morale upliftment awareness programs
    aggressively
  • To educate all girls compulsory
  • To bridge gaps of laws, policies practices
  • To implement special in-door fast courts,
    stringent laws for women abuse
  • To check laws being followed for child labour,
    child marriage, woman education, etc
  • To increase budget in human capital
  • To finance women machineries NPO/NGO
  • To improve accountability mechanisms

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Solution-Corporate
  • Equal opportunity at work, Respect and support
    human rights on discrimination.
  • Pay equal remuneration, including benefits
  • Assure equal participation of women in
    decision-making and governance
  • Policies to be free from gender discrimination
  • Proactively recruit women for senior positions
  • Offer flexible work options e.g. leave
  • Support access child / dependent care by
    providing services, resources and information

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Solution-Corporate
  • Establish high-level corporate leadership
  • Implement enterprise development programs
  • Ensure health, safety well-being of women
  • Promote education, training and professional
    development for women
  • Affirm high-level support
  • Develop infrastructure for women like
  • Water sanitation at workplace
  • Creches
  • Working Women Hostels
  • Transport services
  • Security

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Solution-Corporate
  • Education training
  • To invest in workplace policies programs that
    open avenues for advancement of women
  • Ensure equal access to all company-supported
    education and training programs
  • Provide equal opportunities for formal and
    informal networking and mentoring.
  • To promote the business case for womens
    empowerment

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Solution-Corporate
  • Participate with private sector to promote gender
    equality women empowerment
  • Develop policies on gender equality women
    empowerment, spread corporate commitment
  • Encourage business relationships with women-owned
    enterprises
  • Ask business partners to respect the companys
    commitment to advancing equality
  • Respect the dignity of women in all marketing and
    other company materials
  • Ensure that company products, services and
    facilities are not used for sexual exploitation

91
Solution-Corporate
  • Lead by example showcase company commitment to
    equality empowerment.
  • Leverage influence, alone or in partnership, to
    advocate for gender equality
  • Work with stakeholders to eliminate
    discrimination exploitation opening the equal
    opportunities for women
  • Promote and recognize womens leadership and
    ensure sufficient representation
  • Use philanthropy grants programs to support
    company commitment to the cause

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Solution-Corporate
  • Freedom from abuse violence
  • To identify and address security issues provide
    safe working conditions and protection
  • To establish a zero-tolerance policy towards all
    forms of violence at work, including verbal
    and/or physical abuse, sexual harassment.
  • To train security to recognize signs of violence
  • To take stringent actions for guilty

93
Solution-Health
  • To attend health problems immediately without
    ignorance
  • To assure enough rest while in routine
  • To conduct tests regularly
  • To take over all possible responsibilities during
    illness

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Solution-Institutional
  • Develop local capacity advocating women rights
  • Linkages connect developed among communities
  • Capacity building of organizations political
    parties to tap women resources

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Solution-Structural
  • Networking and Advocacy
  • Using Radio, Talk shows TV Programs
  • Mobilization and support to women

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Health
Womens health means family health
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Education
Educating a male means educating a
individual Educating a female means educating a
Family
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Skill Knowledge
Faith
99
Encouragement/Respect
Encourage respect Offer pat on back
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Awareness
Spread awareness about women rights
101
Faith Unity
Keep Faith on capabilities of women They should
unite
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Participation
In different fields
103
Legislative efforts
Reservation surely helps
104
Assets
To share the assets equally
105
Change attitude
Change in attitude leads to women empowerment
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Opportunities
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TV programs
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Non-traditional sectors
  • Electricity services
  • Plumbing services
  • Home maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Drivers

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Counseling of mentors
  • Exchange of information advice with experienced
    mentors
  • Business planning and project follow-up assistance

111
Mobilization meetings
  • Access to information
  • One stop shop with all institutions

112
Individual profiling
  • Understanding the aspirations, interests, dreams
    and constraints of each individual

113
Examples of start-ups
The different faces of start-ups
114
Participation
  • Direct sales training
  • Participation in fair
  • All products sold out

115
Innovation
  • How is your product unique?
  • Market testing
  • Product development
  • Food lab analysis analysis
  • Bar Code registration
  • Brand development

116
Training
117
Barriers
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Modern Time?
  • Barriers to Female Education
  • Poverty one-fourth population
  • Social values and parental support
  • Inadequate school facilities
  • Barriers to Female Employment
  • Cultural Restrictions
  • Hierarchical society (caste system)
  • Purdah system
  • Discrimination at Workplace
  • Lack of employment opportunities
  • Male competition is high

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Initiatives
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Various Projects
  • Capacity Building of Public Representatives
  • Voters Education
  • Capacity Building of NGOs
  • Research and Advocacy

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Result
122
Changing environment
  • Globalisation
  • Mobile revolution

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After empowerment
  • In Society
  • Establishment of Ethics
  • Happy environment
  • Secured society
  • In Politics-
  • Development of Nation
  • Opportunities for all.

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Positive impacts
The proportion of women in the IT industry
constitutes about 20 of total IT work force
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Indicators
  • Increase in self-esteem
  • Increase in knowledge and awareness
  • Increase in personal leisure time
  • Character building within society
  • Positive changes in social attitudes
  • Change in roles responsibility in family
    community
  • Visible decrease in violence on women
  • Increase in bargaining and negotiating power
  • Increase access to information
  • Decision-making over her work income

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Conclusion
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To Conclude
  • Problems - Empowerment Equality
  • Dealing with the problems at various levels
  • Social cultural
  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Strike at various places
  • Home
  • Road
  • Parliament
  • Solve the problem by way of
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Encouragement

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NEW DIRECTIONS
  • Conclusion
  • In order to achieve Gender Equality womens
    empowerment, set targets for the Millennium, we
    need
  • To focus more on programmes aiming at empowering
    women,
  • To increase the financial support ,
  • To improve on accountability and
  • To report on results as well as
  • To seek strategic involvement of men

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Branding
  • Transparency, measuring reporting
  • Make public the company policies for promoting
    gender equality
  • Establish benchmarks that quantify inclusion of
    women at all levels
  • Measure and report on progress, both internally
    and externally, using data

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