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February 21, 2017

ELIZABETH A. VAZQUEZ ATTENDS UAE GENDER BALANCE COUNCIL WORKSHOP ON SDGS

In line with the UAE’s commitment to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, the UAE Gender Balance Council recently hosted a successful three-day workshop to accelerate the implementation of SDG 5 – “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” as part of “SDGs in Action @ WGS.” CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez was present for the event in her capacity as a member of the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Commenting on the event, she said:

“As a member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, I was very proud to participate in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Working Group on ‘SDG 5 to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls’ at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Our SDG 5 Working Group facilitators, the UAE Prime Minister’s Office and the UAE Gender Balance Council, helped our Working Group develop and present an award-winning ‘Game In for Inclusion’ global campaign for changing hearts and minds to achieve gender equality. We shared our collective experience with building campaigns with diverse stakeholders to change norms for positive impact. This is just the beginning of a powerful movement to transform the way every person thinks about human potential and acts in support of gender equality!”

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