The professional world is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them and on the other hand, there is growing informality of labour, income inequality and humanitarian crises. Against this backdrop, only 50 % of working age women are represented in the labour force globally, compared to 76 % of men. What’s more, an overwhelming majority of women are in the informal economy, subsidizing care and domestic work, and involved in lower-paid, lower-skill occupations with little or no social protection.
I, Sahiba Khurana, want to emphasize on the point that achieving gender equality in the world of work is imperative for sustainable development. I would also want to share and learn many things from the 3-day long session of informative and scintillating debate. I am both delighted and honoured to be the chairperson of UNW for the 8th edition of VHMUN, in the garden city of Bengaluru.
I look forward to meeting you all in June and I am confident that this year’s VHMUN will be full of exciting and stimulating debates. I can’t wait to share my MUN experiences with you all while exploring and pondering upon the prolific discussions on dynamic international issues.
I hope you are all as excited as I am. Do not hesitate to reach out to me for any query.
With Best Regards,
We live in a world where change in ideologies has become a constant state of being. For women, it is crucial that this state keeps persisting because even today, the battle for gender equality isn’t over. Historic movements influential personalities have given us the backing of policy and helped us come far, however , the onus is now onto us to debate about the state of women in media, an institution that propagates stereotypes and has the power to influence generations, along with the presence of women in informal economies, which makes women operate under the reigns of inequality and forces them to bend to societal norms. to understand and to congregate upon common solutions that can avenge the war of inequality.
I, Saee Chitale, want to express the importance of equality because it has been far too long that women have been silenced. Through out this conference I hope that we as a committee can understand the importance of equality, discuss the presence of it in media and informal economies and congregate upon common solutions that can avenge the war of inequality for women.
I look forward to 3 days of stimulating debate that gives rise to varied perspectives, impactful arguments and creative solutions.
With Warm Regards,