The 1st ASEM conference “Women’s Economic Empowerment: Creating Equal Opportunities in the World of Work” was held in Vilnius on May 25-26, 2017.
At the initiative of Lithuania the Vilnius conference on women’s economic empowerment has launched Asia – Europe dialogue on women empowerment and gender equality and opened a new chapter in ASEM cooperation.
The Vilnius Declaration of the 1st ASEM conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment was adopted by the participants of the conference and the need was declared the need to continue dialogue and exchange of best practices on women‘s economic empowerment among ASEM partners. India has offered to host the 2nd ASEM conference on women‘s empowerment in 2018.
Lithuania is grateful to all ASEM countries for their full support to this initiative and especially thanks the co-sponsoring countries (China, Croatia, India; Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Romania, Sweden, Vietnam) for their contributions.
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania|
|Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour|
|Mykolas Romeris University|
Co-sponsoring countries: Japan, Sweden, Romania, the Philippines, Vietnam, Croatia, Mongolia, China and India
Documents of the conference:
|European Institute for Gender Equality|
|Business Women’s Association in Lithuania|