The International Conference of Francophone Women, whose topic was “Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development: Women Assert Themselves!”and which took place on Wednesday and Thursday, adopted the Bucharest Call which proposes that the member states of the Francophonie should devise an action plan for the economic autonomy of women.
“Here, in Bucharest, we propose that the member states and governments of the Francophonie should devise a francophone action plan for the economic autonomy of women. We welcome the implementation of the Francophone Network of Women Entrepreneurs so that they would share the experiences and best practices of female entrepreneurship within the francophone space. (…) We support the initiatives taken by the member states and governments of the Francophonie and by the representatives of the committed civil society for the equality of men and women and for the economic autonomy of women,” the Bucharest Call reads.
The document also shows that francophone women take the commitment to remove barriers to their involvement in economic, political, social and cultural life in francophone countries.
“Together we unite our voices so that women would represent an engine for economic, social and cultural development, and a lever for economic growth despite the inequalities that represent a brake in the development of their potential. Together, we launch the Bucharest Call on the release of the economic potential of women. Together we affirm our firm commitment to our role, namely to removing the obstacles to effective participation and to women’s equal access to economic, social and cultural life in francophone countries,” the Bucharest Call reads.