LSI statement for International Women’s Day

LSI statement for International Women’s Day

On 8 March 2014, International Women’s Day, La Strada International (LSI), the European Network against Trafficking in Human Beings, issued a statement calling for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities. LSI called upon governments and the international community to seize the opportunity to reform the traditional structures that triggered the economic crisis and to make fundamental changes in power balances between countries, between employers and employees and between men and women. Equal rights, equal opportunities and progress for all are not only to be achieved out of solidarity, but because without equality there is no prospect for sustainable global prosperity. The current crisis is the ultimate proof. Economic recovery or sustainable development necessitates then full empowerment and integration of women.

Taken From LSI Newsletter, No 32