The U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment encourages countries to advance women’s economic empowerment to address legal barriers to women’s economic participation. This Call to Action is an opportunity for coordinated action to ensure women are empowered to drive the COVID-19 global response and the economic recovery.
Today, more than ever, it is critically important to ensure women are afforded every opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of our global economy. When women are economically empowered, they reinvest back into their families and communities, producing a multiplier effect that spurs economic growth and creates societies that are more peaceful.
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October 23, 2020 Virtual Signing Ceremony
Call to Action Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo
Signing of the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, and Ambassador Robert O’Brien
Interventions from Colombia, Estonia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Interventions from the United Kingdom, Rwanda, San Marino, Morocco, and Uzbekistan
Interventions from India, Albania, Côte d’Ivoire, Hungary, and Viet Nam
Additional Signatories to the C2A4Women