India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum, Sixth Trilateral Commission Meeting, Brasilia Ministerial Communiqué, 1 September 2009

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity, Women's rights
Organisation : Other
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Ministerial
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Commitments in: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

“...the Ministers agreed to the following:...

...23. Emphasise the significant role women play in economic development and in the eradication of poverty. Stress the need to promote equal pay for equal work or work of equal value and to the recognition of the value of women’s unremunerated work. Also recognize that the current global financial crisis has increased the vulnerability of women and requires special measures to ameliorate its impacts.

24. Further emphasise the need to create an enabling environment for improving the situation of rural women and ensuring their full participation in the development, implementation and follow-up of socio-economic policies and poverty eradication strategies.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Women's rights

“...the Ministers agreed to the following:...

...22. Reaffirm their commitment and support to equality and equity between women and men and to mainstream a gender perspective in all policies and programmes of IBSA. Emphasise the importance of enhanced cooperation and partnership between their countries as an effective way of working towards women empowerment. Recognize that autonomy of women and their participation in decision-making are both essential for development, allowing for the reversal of the unequal and discriminatory situation in which they live.”
 

Scope: 
International