Women and Poverty

December 21, 2006 3:49am CST
Welcome to this online discussion on Women and Poverty . Promoting gender equality is a core element of the World Bank's strategy to reduce poverty . The objective of this discussion is to draw on the collective experiences since Beijing and to identify what has worked well and what hasn't in reducing women's poverty and reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). What do you think are some of the main lessons that have been learned since Beijing for reducing women's poverty? What policies and programs can be replicated and scaled-up? And what should we avoid? Such sharing of experiences should give useful ideas to others working on similar issues worldwide and will help the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women better understand progress and challenges since Beijing. This is an opportunity for individuals, groups and networks worldwide to share their knowledge. Young women and men are particularly encouraged to participate in this discussion because it is important for us to focus on a forward-looking assessment during this 10-year review to ensure that the needs of the future generation are taken into account
2 responses
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
i no all about it
@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
21 Dec 06
i dont really get ppl talking too much abt women n their rights....these problems are more visible in the rural areas where women r misstreated but the basic problem is the lack of education and basic facilities and poverty,instead to wasting time on babbling on women troubles if v really work on the "HUMAN" issues of those areas,those that i mentioned above,women will automatically get their equal rights