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The Political & Economic Power of Women

Posted on the 19 July 2011 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal

This Economic Reform Feature Service article captures Ambassador Melanne Verveer’s address, titled “The Political and Economic Power of Women,” at CIPE’s conference Democracy that Delivers for Women. In her remarks, Ambassador Verveer highlights the importance of political and economic participation, and how they are fundamentally linked for women’s empowerment.

Article at-a-glance:

  • Women’s participation in politics and decision-making benefits entire societies, though they are still underrepresented in most government bodies around the world.
  • Women are not just beneficiaries of development — they are also agents of transformation.
  • Investments in women yield large social and economic returns. When women progress economically, economies are stronger and democracies are healthier.

Alternatively, you may watch her remarks in their entirety:

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