Empowering the MillenniumDevelopment Goals: Grassroots Women Meet the Challenge – Women’s Lives, Women’s Decisions
Organized in cooperation with the Huairou Commission
In the interest of supporting efforts to speed up the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the roundtable will discuss how to build and foster grassroots women’s contribution and their role in the overall development process. It will identify the support that is needed to create the conditions and environment for realizing women’s full potential to contribute to national, political, economic, social and cultural development, and to benefit from the results. The session will give recognition to grassroots women who have made a difference in contributing to the achievement of the MDGs, and draw from their practices and specific strategies for turning ideas into action. Participants will be invited to react and share their experiences in supporting grassroots women’s initiatives.
- Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador on MDGs for Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia