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UN Commission on the Status of Women 2018

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Commission on the Status of Women 2018

Join Plan International and our partners at the UN Commission on the Status of Women this March

Financial Education and Life Skills for Girls

Join us to hear the latest research, findings and impact from key experts, drawing on findings from Plan International’s Financial Education and Life Skills programme delivered in Brazil, China, India and Rwanda in partnership with Credit Suisse and Aflatoun International.

Education drives economic empowerment and social mobility. Programming related to building financial and life skills education supports a holistic approach to women’s economic empowerment that includes the promotion of enabling environments from very early in life.

By increasing both the financial capability of girls as well as awareness of their social and economic rights, they can better fulfil their potential and take advantage of economic opportunities, as they transition into adulthood.

This is essential in order to address the barriers to gender equality more broadly, and particularly in rural settings.

Anjali records the minutes of a meeting in India
Anjali records the minutes of a meeting in India

Event details

In partnership with Credit Suisse and Aflatoun International.

  • Tuesday 13 March
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • The Japan Society, 333 E 47th Street, New York
  • Lunch and networking followed by panel session

Tackling Time Poverty to Advance Rural Girls' Empowerment

My mother often asks me to be absent from school to take care of my younger siblings because she is busy harvesting rice.

Join us to hear the latest findings on this issue from Plan International UK’s Real Choices, Real Lives longitudinal cohort research study and key experts on new research, programme learnings and recommendations.

Time poverty caused by unpaid care work has devastating impacts on girls' lives.

It is a major obstacle to girls enjoying their rights to education and health services, as well as limiting their independence and access to socio-economic opportunities.

Time poverty and unpaid care work must be addressed to ensure girls are able to achieve their full potential.

Two girls from our Real Choices, Real Lives study
Real Choices, Real Lives is following 142 girls across three continents until they turn 18.

Event details

  • Wednesday 14 March
  • 5pm - 6pm
  • The Westin Grand Central Hotel, 212 E 42nd Street, New York

Followed by a drinks reception and networking, 6pm - 7pm.

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