First Ladies Global Call to Action
Conference on Women’s and Girls’ Financial Health
Mrs. Simplis Barrow took the Call to Action to the rest of the world at the First Ladies Global Call to Action Conference on Women’s and Girls’ Financial Health; a side event at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 25th, 2014 in New York.
The goal of the conference was to provide a platform for public, private and nonprofit partners to join together in developing innovative, cross-sector solutions to bring about lasting and actionable social and economic changes to enhance the lives of women and girls.
Participant Spouses of Heads of States and Governments were encouraged to advocate and support the interrelated areas of micro-financing for female entrepreneurs, violence prevention initiatives and women’s health and education in their countries, regions and the world.
The resources and networks of these influential women leaders and organizations working in the area of gender equality and women’s development provided a unique opportunity for partners to chart a progressive way forward on behalf of the world’s women and girls.