Truthfal’s Izzy Adams had the opportunity to attend a high-profile Women In Power event when she spent the day at the UN Headquarters in New York.

(Shutterstock) Left to Right: President of Trinidad and Tobago, The Prime Minister of Iceland, The President of the United Nations General Assembly, The President of Estonia, The President of Croatia.


The Call for Action plan has eight points:

  1. Lead by example by mentoring young women to strengthen their capacity to participate in politics
  2. Identify and work with champions all over the world to push for national actions required to empower women and give the opportunity to participate as leaders in politics
  3. Create synergies and strengthen the networks that encourage women to participate in politics and support the sharing of knowledge and experience
  4. Promote legal frameworks including laws and policies to ensure the full participation of women in politics without discrimination
  5. Develop specific measures to address violence against women in politics in all its forms and manifestations
  6. Adopt policies that ensure women’s equal participation in the economy and in society at large, including shared parental leave, and access to quality child care as investments that create a better future for all of us
  7. Give priority to girls’ education and the economic empowerment of women as key ingredients for women to achieve their full potential
  8. Create an environment where gender equality is respected, and inclusion is part of the organizational culture in all spheres of society