First US Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security launched

(VOVWORLD) - The Biden’s administration launched the first-ever Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security on Wednesday to help women and girls worldwide increase their contribution to economic growth and receive their fair share of global prosperity.

First US Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security launched - ảnh 1Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves as he leaves after speaking at the launch of the US Strategy on Global Women's Economic Security in Washington on January 4, 2023. (Photo: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the strategy focuses on breaking down some of the barriers that stand in the way of women for full economic participation.

Before the launch, Blinken said the strategy was discussed in 12 US government departments and agencies plus the consultation with stakeholders from more than 30 countries.

He cited data from the World Bank as saying that women have equal legal economic standing with men in 12 countries around the world including through equal pay and legal protection in the workplace.

Thus the US government encourages countries to repeal discriminatory laws and advocate for reform that promotes gender equality.

Other priorities include supporting access and funding for childcare and old people care, and promoting training and mentoring programs to advance women’s economic competitiveness so that more women can fully participate and lead in all sectors, in all industries – including as CEOs and board members.

Lifting barriers for women to enter the workforce could benefit 2.4 billion working-age women worldwide.