We Effect highlights development cooperation at UN top meeting

We Effect participates at the UN meeting to focus attention on cooperative care solutions and microinsurance as two concrete ways to strengthen women’s social and economic empowerment, further gender equality, and fight poverty. 

On March 11-22, political leaders and civil society representatives gather at the UN Head Quarters in New York City. The Commission on the Status of Women, a forum for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, meets for its 63rd session, to discuss social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

 We Effect will arrange two seminars:

  • Together with ICMIF, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation, a panel of experts will discuss how microinsurances can reduce women living in poverty’s economic vulnerability and strengthen women’s economic empowerment.
  • A second seminar is arranged together with the Swedish government and two Bolivian organisations, Ciudadanía and PLANE. This seminar will highlight the need for state, collective, and/or cooperative care solutions, such as childcare, to achieve gender equality.

– Our goal is to influence political policy makers who are attending the meeting, and draw attention to the need to focus on cooperative solutions in order to improve the conditions for women and further gender equality, say Camilla Lundberg Ney, policy and advocacy officer for gender equality and We Effect. She will be present in New York City for the duration of the meeting.