13 March 2017 - 24 March 2017
United Nations Building, New York
BBVA Microfinance Foundation will take part in the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, to take place between March 13 to 24 in the UN’s headquarters in New York.
This year, the priority theme will be: “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. Other issues to be reviewed include the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, while the emerging issue will be the empowerment of indigenous women.
In Latin America, over 95 million women live in a situation of poverty, compared to 89 million men. Although major progress has been made in the last year, particularly in education and health, there is still much to do. BBVAMF is committed to women’s empowerment. What is more, 60% of the people it serves in Latin America are women.