Despite eye-opening market potential — women control a total of $20 trillion in consumer spending — they have somehow escaped the notice of the private sector as an engine for economic growth. Women are 20 percent less likely than men to have an account at a formal financial institution. Yet a bank account is the first step toward financial inclusion.
- In the words of Edith Chukwu: I want to see a world free of violence against women and girls
- Report on the Progress of Women