SHEconomy - Strengthening Institutions and Women's Leadership for Socio-Economic Development

SHEconomy - Strengthening Institutions and Women's Leadership for Socio-Economic Development


Strengthening Institutions and Women's Leadership for Socio-Economic Development

18 March 2024 | VIRTUAL
10:00 AM India | 3:30 PM Australia | 12:30 AM New York

On the occasion of the 68th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) in partnership with Indialogue Foundation, GIOSTA-USA and the Commonwealth Chambers of Commerce India (CWCC) is organizing a side event titled “SHEconomy: Strengthening Institutions and Women’s Leadership for Socio-Economic Development” on 18 March 2024, 10:00am Indian Time (12:30am New York). The event contributes to the UN CSW68 Priority theme: “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective”.

In today’s global landscape, the pursuit of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls stand as paramount imperatives for achieving sustainable development. This event aims to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of accelerating progress in this realm, with a particular focus on economic development, institutional strengthening, and financing mechanisms infused with a gender perspective. By addressing the nexus between economic empowerment, institutional capacity building, and gender-responsive financing, we aspire to chart a course towards a more equitable and inclusive society. It will also emphasize the pivotal role of grassroots women leadership in socio-economic development and seeks to foster women’s leadership for sustainable socio-economic growth. The discussions will also scrutinize policy impacts on gender equality, envisioning an inclusive socio-economic future centered on creating a supportive environment that uplifts women and girls socially and economically.

Recognizing that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but also a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development, SHEconomy aims to catalyze dialogue and action towards building inclusive economies and equitable societies. SHEconomy will provide a platform to Keynotes and expert panelists to exchange insights, experiences, and find solutions to address the systemic barriers hindering women’s full participation in economic activities and leadership roles. Through engaging discussions, and knowledge-sharing, this side event seeks to identify strategies for leveraging institutional mechanisms and financing with a gender perspective to advance women’s economic development and participation globally.

Key topics:

  • Women’s Leadership in Economic Governance: Navigating Barriers and Opportunities
  • Strengthening Institutional Frameworks: Enabling Environments for Women’s Leadership
  • Financing Gender Equality: Investing in Women-Led Enterprises and Initiatives
  • Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Economic Independence
  • Advancing Gender-Responsive Policies: Towards Inclusive Economic Growth
  • Bridging the Gender Gap: Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Date: 18 March 2023, Monday | VIRTUAL

Time: 10:00AM Indian Time | 12:30 AM New York

Format of the Event:

  • The event will start with the welcome remarks of the JWF followed by the Keynote Remarks.
  • Following the opening session, each panelist will have 10 minutes of speaking time. When all experts conclude their interventions, the floor will be opened by the moderator for reflections and questions from the audience.
  • The session`s recording will be live at JWF`s YouTube Channel. Proceedings of all speakers will be disseminated with the relevant UN agencies, Permanent Missions and JWF`s global civil society network in more than 27 countries.


The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) is an international civil society organization dedicated to the culture of peace, human rights, and sustainable development. Affiliated with the UN Department of Global Communications, the JWF has been actively participating in the CSW sessions mobilizing its Global Partners from all around the world for the gender-sensitive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

* JWF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in New York State.

* JWF is associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.