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Gender and Financial Inclusion: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships to Deliver Women’s Economic Empowerment

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07 March 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, RUSI’s Under 35s Forum is proud to host a panel discussion on economic empowerment for women and the role of public-private partnerships in addressing global gender inequality.

It is estimated that 1.3 billion women are excluded from the formal global financial system, lacking access to even the most basic financial services. In developing states, particularly, significant barriers to financial inclusion for women exist due to weak or non-existent financial payments infrastructure. This leads to substantial gender inequalities in earnings and employment, and furthers the socio-economic disenfranchisement of women.

Development agencies and regional and national banks are engaging more with gender-focused initiatives, with particular focus on the role of public-private partnerships to deliver economic empowerment, reduce vulnerability, and drive forward innovation for women in areas of finance. Such partnerships create a fairer and more transparent system that enables all citizens to reap the rewards of financial services.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, RUSI’s Under 35s Forum is proud to host a panel discussion on economic empowerment for women and the role of public-private partnerships in addressing global gender inequality.

Speakers will include:

  • Nato Kurshitashvili, Principal Gender Adviser, EBRD
  • Katherine Hughes, Asia Advisor, Financial Inclusion, CARE International
  • Rachel Banning-Lover, Journalist, The Guardian
  • Julia Wallace, Global Head, Community Engagement, Standard Chartered

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Hannah Croft, Under 35s Forum Chair, at HannahC@rusi.org.

This event is free of charge and open to everyone.

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