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Engaged Buddhism

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Photo by Jen Wilmeth.

The SGI develops various activities to promote gender equality by supporting the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and gender dimensions of the SDGs. These include events supporting the activities of UN Women and the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

  • The “Young Women’s Stories—Fostering Leadership” project explores how young women’s personal development can help them empower themselves and others.
  • CSW side events run by the SGI bring together young women from across the globe to discuss their role as leaders and initiators of change.
  • The SGI has been involved in the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY), for over 20 years.

Read more about the SGI’s activities to foster women’s leadership here.

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