SWDC believes gender equality and women’s empowerment is the core of the development of society. Therefore, it is very necessary to work to promote equality and women’s empowerment. For society to thrive, everybody no matter what gender you are, have access to education, healthcare, technology and the right to live a good life.
Women account for one-half of the potential human capital in any economy. More than half a billion women have joined the world’s work force over the past 30 years, and they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force. According to the World Bank, countries with greater gender equality are more prosperous and competitive.
Gender equality is an important right and a powerful driver for growth, development and stability. The strategy is:
- Enhancing women’s voice in decision-making, leadership and peace-building.
- Promoting women’s economic empowerment
- Ending violence against women and girls