APEC Women and the Economy 2015 Fora:Overview of the Women and the Economy agenda in APEC
Since the 1996 founding of the Women Leaders’ Network (WLN)—an informal, yet dynamic group that put special emphasis on the participation of women in APEC—women’s economic empowerment has gained greater ground. The APEC Women and the Economy Fora has blossomed into a significant platform for women representatives of 21 economies to assess achievements, identify current barriers, as well as appropriate interventions, and support future aspirations for the continued participation of women in APEC.
2015 Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) meeting concretize action plan to advance gender equality
Delegates to the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) met recently to finalize the implementation of a strategic plan that will chart efforts of the 21 APEC member economies to promote women’s economic empowerment over the next three years. Labeled PPWE Strategic Plan 2015-2018, their goal is to advance the economic integration of women in the APEC region for the benefit of all members and to coordinate gender activities across other APEC working groups.
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