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FAO contributes to dialogue on women’s empowerment

A Gambian side-event at CSW61 called for reliable data and information for the elaboration of gender responsive policies.

© FAO / Amadou Bah
04/04/2017

Women and girls are important ingredients of sustainable human development, because of what they contribute to the GDP and nation-building, said Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the acting Gambian Vice President. She was speaking in New York, on 22 March 2017 at a side event on women’s participation in economic gains and governance on the margins of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).

Organized by the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Women’s Affairs of The Gambia, the event was designed to discuss and share information as well as debate thematic issues pertaining to women’s economic and political empowerment.

In her keynote speech, Tambajang stressed the need for reliable data and information for the elaboration of gender responsive policies, and strong institutions to advance progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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