“When both men and women understand the meaning of gender equality and the needs and power of women’s participation, a change for a sustainable development can start”
Gender equality is a basic human right, insuring equal treatment, rights and obligations for everyone regardless sex and gender in all spheres of life. Women empowerment is an important component of gender equality and increased women participation in the societies. Gender equality and women’s participation are essential for building sustainable peace and establishing inclusive and democratic society, as women play crucial role in peace process. In order to strengthen women’s rights and achieve empowerment, it is necessary to increase and advocate women’s participation in political, economic and social life of a country.