“Women: Building an inclusive Economy in the Digital Age” is the general motto of The Global Summit of Women 2016 Edition (June 9-11, Warsaw, Poland). This Forum was conceived as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities. One of the Socratic project goals (Sustainable Development Goals) is “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular, information and communication technology, to promote the empowerment of women. Technology ensures women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
Cibervoluntarios Foundation, as Socratic Project coordinator, will participate in this important forum to guarantee Socratic presence at international meetings as part of dissemination and promotion of the Socratic platform.
Women in the Sustainable Development Goals
UN Women works to empower women and girls in all of its programmes. Advancing women’s political participation and leadership and economic empowerment are two of the entity’s central goals. UN Women supports more women to get on ballots, attain political office and go to polls to vote. We assist women to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies, while underlining the need to recognize, reduce and redistribute the burden on women for unpaid care. We promote women’s role and leadership in humanitarian action, including in conflict-prevention and efforts to ensure peace and security. We advocate for ending violence, raise awareness of its causes and consequences and boost efforts to prevent and respond, including ensuring the rights of women living with HIV. We also work to ensure that governments reflect the needs of women and girls in their planning and budgeting, and engage men and boys, urging them to become champions of gender equality, including through our HeForShe initiative.
The Gobal Summit of Women, to be held in Warsaw, aims to exchange experiences and real solutions for creative strategies forged by women leaders in different parts of the world. It is a business Summit, whose ‘business’ focus is women’s empowerment in the global economy. For over 23 years, the Summit has been connecting women worldwide. To learn more about the history of this event, please explore the Summit archives.
Objectives of the Summit:
• To open up opportunities for all women in the Digital Economy
• To ensure market access for the next generation of women entrepreneurs
• To accelerate women’s ascent to leadership
• To effect family-friendly work cultures for women and men
• To create a sustainable economic future that protects limited resources