2020 International Women’s Day message: ICA Gender Equality Committee
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are challenges both within cooperatives, and in countries where cooperatives operate. Multiple barriers impose limitations on women, hindering their access to opportunities, often translating into legal restrictions that institutionalise women’s marginalisation. Eliminating those barriers that thwart gender equality is a critical target for cooperative action and a key priority for the International Cooperative Alliance and its member organisations, which aim for a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Read the full message from the ICA GEC below: