Lead2030 Challenge Winner: Nasreen Sheikh

How do we enable greater inclusion for women within their communities?

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SDG 10 calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country.

COVID-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the hardest. It has put a spotlight on economic inequalities and fragile social safety nets that leave vulnerable communities to bear the brunt of the crisis. At the same time, social, political, and economic inequalities have amplified the impacts of the pandemic. COVID-19 also puts at risk the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights over the past decades. Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.

Asahi Europe & International is proud to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 10, to reduce inequalities within and among countries, with a focus on women’s rights and representation.

About Empowerment Collective

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Nasreen Sheikh is a survivor of modern-day slavery and the founder of Empowerment Collective (EC). EC is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising global awareness of exploited labour, forced marriage, and extreme poverty. More than 40 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Over 70% are women and girls who have lost their freedom, basic human rights, and are being exploited for profit.

EC empowers women and girls in disadvantaged, vulnerable, and under-served communities. Their programs in Nepal and India provide a safe environment, offering training in entrepreneurial skills with fair trade industries, and education in menstruation health, human rights and environmental sustainability. This comprehensive model gives marginalized women the support and skills they need to ensure their self-sufficiency and dignity.

Empowerment Collective invites inspired people, businesses, government, and media, to join our 7 Keys for Global Human Rights Campaign. The 7 Keys hold the power to unlock unlimited human potential. With your support, they can provide choice to those who have been deprived.

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