THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER
Antonio Gutteres, Secretary General of the U.N. said the world is hungering for international collaboration. Working together is the only great hope. Let us harness the power of music, global media and technology to galvanize support for UN Women’s Generation Equality Action Coalitions, the world’s roadmap to advance gender equality commitments and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The U.S., the UAE, and FRANCE can help expand Canada’s International Feminist Development Agenda across the world, a game-changing investment in women’s grassroots funds where it is proven to have the greatest short and long term impact. Canada made a historic investment in women when it hosted the G7 Summit 2018, as did President Macron in 2019. Billions in International Development Aid were pledged by G7 Nations to go to women’s grassroots funds. Canada is hosting the G7 again in 2025.
The United Arab Emirates, leaders in the world in advancing education for women and girls’ global empowerment, are interested in leading a global effort to put women at the heart of International Development Aid. They are hosting the Forbes International Women’s Day Summit in Dubai on March 8, 2024. The UAE helped fund two International initiatives of over 100 million dollars to help increase global awareness to promote education for women and girls.
Unless we change the cultural view of the transformative power and value of women and girls in global society today and support them with the resources and investment they need nothing will change. The time for the International Community to stand up for the social, economic and political empowerment of women and girls is now.
We can have unparalleled access to the world of entertainment, technology and culture to lead a global movement for change. The future of humanity depends on what we do now.
"Let us stand with women and girls fighting for their rights”. Antonio Guterres. U.N.
In short, we have the profound power to transform the future course of history for the world’s women and girls. Our time is now.