September 16, 2019
 In 2021-Women's Economic Empowerment

Country: Argentina
Delegate Name: Sydney Brown

Sydney Brown
Forest Hills Central
Argentine Republic
UN Women: Women’s economic empowerment

The economic empowerment of women around the world is vital for the equality of women. 47.7% of the workforce is women yet globally on average women average there is a 23% wage gap between men and women doing the same job. “The gender pay gap occurs worldwide and in nearly all industries and professions, regardless of objective factors that should influence income,” according to the World Economic Forum. Women should not have to fight to get paid the same as men. They should not have to fight for equality. The economic empowerment of women would help with equality and make it a better world for them. It would help further advance other countries and help globally. We need women in the workforce and in our economies so everyone should help with the effort of economic empowerment for women.

Though full equality of women has not been achieved there has been progress in the Republic of Argentine. In Argentina 100% of frameworks that promote, help, and watch gender equality with a focus on the violence women go through are in place. And as of February of 2021, 42.4% of seats in parliament were held by women. Even though Argentina has taken great steps in achieving equality for women there is still much to do. “The adolescent birth rate is 49.9 per 1,000 aged 15- 19 as of 2018 , the adolescent birth rate is 49.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-19 as of 2018, down from 54.4 per 1,000 in 2017. In 2018, 4.5% of women aged 15-49 years reported that they had been subject to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months. Also, women and girls aged 15+ spend 23.4% of their time on unpaid care and domestic work, compared to 9.2% spent by men,” according to UN Women. Women so clearly have a position of power under men and Argentina needs to change it.

Argentina would most like to see the economic empowerment of women furthered. We recognize that we as a country still have work to do, but we would like to say that we have full intentions of doing so. We are willing to work with countries with the same goal in mind and have serious intentions of helping with the equality of women. We would like to see a resolution that addresses the inequality of women, and would look favorably to a specialized organization that talks about inequalities and sets up funds to help solve them. Argentina wants to help women around the world to be equal and we believe all countries should have this mindset.

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