High Level Political Forum 2017

Side Event co-sponsored by NGOCSW/NY and the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations

Ending Poverty for Women: Building an Inclusive Economy from the Grassroots

Globally, women are more likely to live in poverty, have fewer resources to overcome poverty and disproportionately feel the impacts of poverty. This year’s HLPF provides a critical opportunity to discuss the interconnections between SDG 1 on ending poverty, and SDG 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

The 2030 Agenda is an agenda for all, and achieving it requires action at all levels. In the spirit of the 2030 Agenda, speakers from the grassroots, youth, academia, governments and International Organisations, from the global north and global south, will participate in this interactive panel and discuss how to eradicate poverty for women.

Through practical examples, this event will explore key issues in the intersection between poverty eradication and achieving gender equality, including developing inclusive economies, social protection floors, and eradicating gender-based violence in the workplace.