Women’s Economic Empowerment Essential To Achieving SDGs

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: A Strategic Approach to the New Global Goals
Rachel Vogelstein, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at CFR, discusses the relationship between women’s empowerment and sustainable development, writing, “[A]mplifying efforts to accelerate women’s full economic participation will be essential — not only to fulfill the targets under Goal Five [of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], but also to advance progress against the entire sustainable development framework” (3/25).