1st ASEM Conference on Women's Economic Empowerment Creating Equal Opportunities in the World of Work
  • Date:
  • 25-26 May 2017
  • Location:
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Organiser:
  • Lithuania
  • Event Type:
  • ASEM Initiative & Other Activity
Ensure equality and reduce gender gaps in political, economic, corporate and public life

The 1st ASEM Conference on Women's Economic Empowerment: Creating Equal Opportunities in the World of Work was hold on 25-26 May 2017 at the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The conference focused on:

  • successful policies and legal provisions that ASEM Partner countries may wish to share with others;
  • institutional mechanisms, including national, regional and local level that ensure equality and reduce gender gaps in political, economic, corporate and public life;
  • women leaders and achievers who empower other women work/life reconciliation policies and initiatives;
    new technologies enabling gender equality;
  • sharing of unpaid work at home;
  • ways to address occupational segregation, advance education for women, including financial literacy and incentives to choose “non-traditional” spheres such as IT for women and nursing, care and teaching for men

It was co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, and the Mykolas Romeris University.

Funded by the European Union