AIWC: Economic Empowerment of Women – side event at CSW59

AIWC President Mrs. Veena Kohli: In India poverty is multi-dimensional social problem. Causes of poverty are many like -unemployment and underemployment, lack of property rights, dependence on agriculture, high population growth rate, caste system, corruption and above all holding of financial resources in the hands of males.

 The effects of the economic crisis on women in Europe

At the UN ECE NGO Forum 3-5 November, President Joanna Manganara called on the women’s movement to monitor closely the effects of austerity measures on women’s human rights and be vocal on the need for immediate reform of the global financial architecture