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Gender Based Violence: How Can Europe Do More To Help Women Achieve Financial Independence And Economic Empowerment
01/12/2020 @ 10 h 00 min - 11 h 00 min
Financial independence and economic empowerment are pivotal to survivors’ recovery and ability to extract themselves from situations of abuse. A lack of economic independence can hinder women in reporting and leaving abusive relationships. The problem is compounded by the fact that women – in the EU, as all over the world – are still a minority on the labour market and especially in higher-level positions.
This webinar, presented by the Women Entrepreneurship Platform, will look at this link and discuss the challenges that women face in Europe when endeavouring to start a business, and provide ideas and solutions in terms of the policies needed at EU level to empower women to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
About the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence:
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November-10 December) is an annual international campaign calling for the elimination of violence against women and girls. It is coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and mobilises individuals and organisations worldwide around actions to increase awareness, foster discussions and build tools and networks to fight against all forms of gender-based violence. In support of this initiative, the UN Secretary General calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.