TSKB voices IDFC commitment for Gender Equality at the 2021 Generation Equality Forum1 July 2021
IDFC Roadmap to become an active platform on promoting Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment towards the achievement of 2030 Agenda
The Generation Equality Forum (FGE) is the most catalytic global gathering for gender equality held in the last quarter century. Convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society, the Forum is a once-in-a-generation moment to advance global gender equality. The Forum was held in Paris and virtually from 30 June to 2 July 2021.
At the Generation Equality Forum “Public Development Banks Commit to Gender Equality”High Level Event, co-organized with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), taking place on 1 July, the Turkish Industrial Development Bank (TSKB) CEO, Mrs. Ece Böru, recalled the main points of IDFC roadmap and action plan to meet the goals of the Generation Equality.
IDFC is developing a roadmap and action plan on gender equality that will establish IDFC as an active platform for promoting and advocating gender equality and women’s empowerment for the next years.
The Focus of this roadmap will be on Better access to economic opportunities, Strengthening gender mainstreaming both internally and in members’ operations and Fighting against all forms of gender-based violence. More specifically the following five priorities had been identified to structure the IDFC roadmap:
- Empowering women and girls through access to economic opportunities
- Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming into members’ operation and in priority on Climate and Biodiversity, on Infrastructure and on Education and Health;
- Fight against all forms of violence against women and girls,
- Making IDFC an active platform on promoting and advocating gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Supporting internal mainstreaming at Club members
Since 2018, IDFC has been engaging on Gender Equality, in particular through its Joint Statement on Gender Equality and Gender Equity released in 2019. These road map and action plan are the concrete implementation of this statement.
Besides 11 members confirmed their engagement by signing the Paris Development Banks Statement on gender equality and women’s empowerment signed by 26 Public Development Banks (PDBs), at the first Finance in Common Summit on 12 November 2020.
This approach will participate in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and particularly Sustainable Development Goal 5 to empower women and girls.