Although the empowerment and autonomy of women and improvement of their political, social and economic conditions is an end in itself, it is also an essential component of sustainable development. A thriving economy requires full and equal partnership of women and men.
In most parts of the world, especially in developing countries, women still face considerable challenges to realising their potential and even their basic human rights. States need to engage in programs and policy changes that allow attainment of healthy and fulfilling lives for women, from most personal to the highly public.
GRA works with state and non-government organisations towards women empowerment and eliminating inequalities between women and men by providing advisory and technical assistance in the following areas:
• Establishing mechanisms for women’s equal participation in all sectors
• Formulation of measures to improve women’s ability to earn income, achieve economic self-reliance and ensure equal access to the labour market
• Strengthening and introducing anti-discriminatory practices against women
• Promoting adoption of laws, regulations and other measures to catalyse women’s equal participation, especially through education and skills development programs
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.
Three pillars for increasing women’s participation