WFWPI Side Event: Presentation by Lakshmi Puri

July 3, 2012 - 5th Forum on the Eradication of Poverty at UN NY
By: Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director - UN Women

Promoting Productive Capacity, Employment and Decent Work

Ms. Lakshmi Puri - Deputy Executive Director of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ms. Puri, a strong and passionate speaker, emphasized the importance of gender equality as well as the effects of women gaining rights through government and legislation. Unlocking the potential of women by recognizing them during economic growth and removing barriers to women as participants in the economy will empower them. Since poverty has become feminized, it limits women from being successful and feeling secure. Collecting data on different initiatives women have developed and nurtured, especially in rural underdeveloped parts of the world such as India, would dramatically help legislation move forward and reduce the impacts of poverty. Promoting productive capacity, employment and work will also aid in eradicating poverty.

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