US Dy Secy Sherman: Women Are Critical To Rapid Sustainable Development: Wendy Sherman


US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman addressed the US-India Alliance Summit for the Economic Empowerment of Women. During this, he mentioned the role of women in the development of the country.

Washington: Addressing the summit of the US-India Alliance for the Economic Empowerment of Women, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said the US is working to equip women entrepreneurs in India and South Asia with the digital skills they need to compete in the 21st century. helping to do. Also said that women are important for rapid sustainable development not only in India but everywhere.

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During her speech, she emphasized how these efforts also reflect a fundamental fact that women are critical to rapid and sustainable development in India and everywhere. Sherman said, ‘In fact during a study before the pandemic it was estimated that gender equality could add USD 770 billion to India’s GDP by 2025. Imagine that 770,000,000,000 USD was added to GDP. This will be the best possible investment that one can make in India tomorrow.

The welcome address at the summit of the US-India Alliance for the Economic Empowerment of Women was delivered by US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani virtually participated in the summit and addressed it. Smriti Irani said, ‘PM Modi kept the issues of the women’s scheme of the government at the center.

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We have arranged toilets at home and separate toilets for girls in schools. Free ration is being given, pregnant women are being given cash. Highlighting PM Modi’s agenda of women-led development in the country, Irani said, “There is reason to celebrate for all of us here as India takes the lead in chairing the G20. I am proud that Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has made women-led development one of the main agenda and is not confined to a side-line.

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Sherman further said that when women achieve, inclusivity goes up and prejudice goes down. When women are successful, communities are stronger and economies are more resilient. ‘When women lead, our country is more prosperous, our people are safer, and our future looks brighter than ever,’ she said.


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