ICA GEC's statement on the International Women's Day

08 Mar 2024
IWD statement

Under the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, the 2024 International Women’s Day focuses on the need to provide the necessary and appropriate resources to ensure the success of gender equality policies and measures. It also stresses the importance of expenditure with gender focus, so that it truly mitigates gender inequalities.

The Gender Equality Committee of the International Cooperative Alliance strives for the progress of women’s participation and leadership in economic and social spheres. We will keep working to give visibility and support to women in the cooperative movement. We believe that cooperatives are a valuable driver for gender equality. By offering opportunities for economic independence and for participation in collective action, cooperatives are not only benefiting women but the whole community - these dynamics can transform the collective mindset in a way that impacts next generations.

Read the full statement in the documents attached.