Global
October 5, 2016

THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL 2016

This year, WEConnect International partnered with Global Citizen to inspire corporations and everyday consumers to buy products and services from women-owned companies. Ahead of Global Citizen Festival 2016, Global Citizens around the world took more than 1.3 million actions over three months to:

  • Secure 14 new commitments and 15 announcements to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
  • Ensure accountability and delivery of 6 commitments made in the past on Global Citizen platforms.
  • Push forward 9 campaigns on which further action is needed to ensure that world leaders keep their promises to citizens.

Global Citizen has called the 2016 campaign for Women’s Economic Empowerment a top victory with nearly 25,000 signed petitions calling on companies and corporations to buy women owned:

“[WEConnect International corporate members] UPS, Walmart and Johnson & Johnson each commit to purchase $100 million from women owned businesses over the next three years. This total $300 million commitment is set to affect 240,000 lives by 2019, follows 30,000 actions by Global Citizens, and will be delivered through our partners at WEConnect International.”

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