At the report presentation to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday (22 September 2016), Josee Ntabahungu, Head of Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment at CARE Burundi, spoke on behalf of CARE in welcoming the report.
CARE fully supports the UN High Level Panel’s report, ‘Leave no-one behind’.
We welcome this call to action, because women globally still face a long list of economic and gender barriers stopping them from realising their full potential.
We need action in every country to tackle inequality, but it is the hardest to reach women and girls who must not be forgotten in favour of easier wins.
For decades CARE has worked to strengthen women’s role as producers, workers, entrepreneurs and consumers.
And we will continue to do so. As part of our long-term commitment, CARE pledges to ensure that 30 million women have greater access to and control over economic resources by 2020.