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Article Title: Empower women to resolve global challenges


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This article has been written by Daisaku Ikeda, President, Soka Gakkai International and founder, Soka University and the Toda Peace Institute. The main idea is to empower women to resolve global challenges. Talking about the importance of gender equality the article starts on the note that gender equality and women’s empowerment are not just one of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to global challenges such as poverty, hunger, education and climate change. Both are the key to accelerating progress toward the achievement of the entire spectrum of goals.
Further elaborating on this issue the article says that there is also emerging international recognition that women’s participation is key to effective climate action.Women’s empowerment is not an optional agenda; it is an urgent priority. It can serve as the driving force to restore hope and the ability to advance in the face of the most challenging circumstances. The author says that Soka Gakkai International (SGI) has been consistently working to expand the scope of women’s empowerment. I hope we can bring together the voices of civil society to build momentum for the establishment of an international decade for the empowerment of women.

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