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IBSA Women’s Forum 2021 Calls for Economic Empowerment of Women

  16 July 2021 Beena Pandey Research Associate, RIS Background   In the run-up to the forthcoming IBSA Summit in 2021 to be hosted by India, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, convened the Sixth IBSA Women’s Forum Meeting virtually on 16 March 2021 along with the IBSA member countries.  The Chair of the 6 th IBSA Women’s Forum, Hon’ble Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, India, led the deliberations and delivered the Inaugural Address. She highlighted how the year 2020 witnessed rights of women and girls gaining prominence all over the world. Ms Damares Alves, Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights of the Federative, Republic of Brazil and Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities of the Republic of South Africa, expressed strong support for IBSA and shared their valuable perspectives on the subject. [1] It may be noted, that IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) brings tog