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

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity
Organisation : Other
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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.”